University of Southern Indiana
USI Biology


Learn by Doing Biology at USI

The Biology Department at USI works to help students learn and grow as scientists through close interactions with faculty as well as direct involvement in experimentation, research, and field work.

Our alumni have found success in a wide variety of careers.

Our graduates work in a range of fields both in Evansville and across the country. Click here to check out just some of the places our alumni have landed.

USI Biology Alum Peyton Likens is an Assistant Project Manager for ACS Habitat Restoration in California

USI Biology Alum Adam Zhuang in his IUSM White Coat

Our graduates are well prepared.

95% of our students who apply are successfully admitted to graduate or professional programs.

Click here to learn more about our Pre-Professional programs and where our graduates have gone on to professional school.

Our students form close relationships with our faculty.

Our classes are all taught by faculty, not graduate students.

Our faculty offer a broad range of specialities and backgrounds including behavioral ecology, botany, entomology, evolution, genetics, cell and molecular biology, physiology, microbiology, and virology. Click here for details on our Biology Faculty members and their research interests.

Dr. Edie Hardcastle works closely with a student at a microscope

Dr. Kyle Mara works shows USI Biology students how to dissect a specimen.

Small class sizes provide students hands-on opportunities.

Students can learn hands-on techniques right next to faculty members in small classes.

Students get to start taking lab classes on day one of their college career, and we offer laboratory and field courses all the way up to the most advanced level.

Novel research opportunities provide unique learning environments.

Students work closely with faculty and peers on research projects.

USI Biology students have earned peer reviewed publications, presentations at international conferences, and nationally competitive scholarships thanks to their research collaborations with faculty members. Click Here to learn more about the research our students are working on.

USI Student Laura Unfried Presents her research at an International Conference

USI Biology Faculty dressed as the cast from Jurassic Park for Halloween

The USI Biology Department is a Family

Our program is a family that works together to help students gain the education and experiences they need to meet their goals.

We are scientists and educators that want to help build a new generation of biologists. We want to help you learn to love biology as much as we do. We want to help you find the skills and expertise you need to find your passion. Click here to find out how our advisors can help you find your passion.

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