News and Events

Registration for Winter 2021 is open as of November 9.

For more information on Biology and S&E courses, refer to this page, which includes a link to the WISE form.


Welcome to Fall Quarter!

Our department is offering a mixture of in-person labs and online courses for both our lower- and upper-level courses.  Our students, faculty, and staff have been working together amid the challenges that the virus has presented.

Advising for Winter quarter has begun, and registration will begin the week of November 9.  Biology Majors -- please work with your faculty advisor about any questions as you plan your schedule. 


Congratulations, Biology Graduates!

June 14, 2020


To our graduates:

We, the Biology Faculty, are proud of you and your accomplishments! 

In your honor, we offer some words from Rachel Carson:

We look forward to celebrating with each of you in-person! 

June 5, 2020

University Student Awards


Ashlyn Carey (BS in Biology, 2019) received the 2019 University Mission Award for Leadership, which recognizes “a student who makes exceptional contributions to the community through leadership; helps those they lead create a vision and move through change based on group values; leads within the framework of the university and other communities; and makes positive contributions through intentional planning and effort."

Tudi Truong Le (BS in Cell and Molecular Biology, 2019) received the 2019 President’s Award, which is presented at Commencement to the graduating senior who has maintained the highest level of scholarship throughout four years of study at Seattle University, which she coordinated with undergraduate research and numerous hours in service to her school and her community.


Department News and Events

The Seattle Urban Carnivore Project: Carnivore Spotter Website

The next phase of the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project, a collaboration between the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University Associate Professor of Biology Mark Jordan, PhD, has now launched a Carnivore Spotter Website.
Nov 7, 2019

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STEM Research Showcase 2019

STEM Showcase 2019

This event will highlight the summer research completed between students and faculty mentors in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology. It's a great opportunity to learn about and connect with the current work in the College of Science and Engineering!
Oct 25, 2019

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Summer 2019 Blakely Island Field Station Info Session

2019 Summer courses at the Blakely Island Field Station are now available! Attend the Info Session on Tuesday, Mar. 3rd between 12:30-1:15 pm in BANN 166 for more information.
Mar 1, 2019

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2018 Science and Engineering College Awards

Congratulations to Duane Safford for receiving the Camille Toutonghi Distinguished Staff Award! He has shown amazing dedication to the Biology Department for the past 46 years and will be dearly missed next year.
May 25, 2018

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Dr. Jordan's Research in the News!

Dr. Jordan's urban ecology research made national and local news!
Mar 1, 2018

Read More about Dr. Jordan's Research in the News!

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