Department of Biological Sciences
Love life? Study biology.
Biological Sciences is for those who love life. Whether you want to stand in a metre of mud, on top of a tree, under the sea or on a kilometre of Antarctic ice, biology is for you.
Our students have many opportunities; they can be ecologists working towards ecosystem restoration, physiologists aiming to understand how organisms function, or geneticists using DNA as the key to identifying diseases of organisms. With biology as a great start to their career, our graduates have secured positions around the world, testimony to the international standing of our degrees.
Biological Sciences covers a wide range of specialist areas, including animal behaviour, biochemistry, botany, ecology, marine biology, microbiology, physiology and zoology.
Biology research on YouTube
Follow the Erebus Antarctic team as they prepare to travel to the Antarctic and to Erebus.
Resources for secondary schools
The Department of Biological Sciences administers some useful resources for secondary school teachers and students alike. Check them out using the links below.
Find possible career opportunities in the biological sciences.
Check out the facilities and services on offer.
Find out more about biology in Waikato's Biology Library Portal
News and Events
Find out what's happening in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Meet the staff and students from the Department of Biological Sciences.
Discover the areas of research in the Department of Biological Sciences.