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Why Biology at Utah?


Even in this age of specialization, many of the most exciting discoveries occur at the boundaries between traditional fields of research. We believe that the best path to these discoveries is to encourage regular interactions with colleagues outside your own expertise to spark collaboration. Despite its large size and diversity, the School of Biological Sciences functions as a single entity. 

Whether you’re a transfer student, a first-generation college student, a graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow looking for that perfect classroom or research experience with a mentor, the School of Biological Sciences wants to hear from you. 

SOME REASONS TO
STUDY BIOLOGY AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

50 
WORLD CLASS LABS

NOBEL LAUREATE

Mario Capecchi, Professor of Biology & Human
Genetics

64 SIBLINGS IN AAU

Good company as the newest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities

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Diversity Fellows Program


The School of Biological Sciences is dedicated to all axes of diversity in our students. The Diversity Fellows Program is an on-site, one-day workshop for students with a strong interest in research in all areas of biology who wish to enter graduate school within the next 1-3 years.

ACCESS Scholarship & First Year Experience


A signature program of the College of Science, ACCESS provides freshmen and transfer students, from a variety of backgrounds, with a scholarship and a supportive path into STEM degrees and careers. All students who are committed to advancing gender equity in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.

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Salt Lake City and The U


You're going to college to learn and explore. The University of Utah is in Salt Lake City, a diverse, energetic place that is also safe and clean. Salt Lake is on Greatist.com's list  of "20 BEST CITIES FOR 20 SOMETHINGS." It's a young town, with great food, live music, shops, and hangouts. Want to know more about your future hometown? 

BONUS: With your student ID you can go anywhere in the valley for free by bus or rail.

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