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Fall 2020 Announcement: 

In light of the uncertainties about the status of the pandemic in Fall, the seriousness of COVID-19, and our desire to prepare quality courses that we can be assured of being able to deliver in Fall quarter, we have made the difficult decision that all formal BIOL courses will be online in Fall 2020, with the possible exception of our Viking Launch course, BIOL 195.

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The Biology Department office is currently working remotely and are available to answer your questions via phone and email.  Please call 360.650.6165 or send an email to biologyadvising@wwu.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

For questions on grading, advising, or advancement into phase II of the major, please refer to our FAQ.

The Biology Department encompasses areas ranging from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology. This breadth is reflected in our curriculum and in faculty and student research. Our joint mission of teaching and research strongly complement each other and provide students with an educational experience of very high quality.

In support of the mission of Western Washington University and the College of Sciences and Engineering, the mission of the Biology Department is to provide an outstanding learning environment that integrates education, scholarship, and service in order to actively engage students in the biological sciences and foster their development as lifelong learners.

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