Biology Department

Preparing for Medical or Dental School Acceptance


  • You will be required to schedule an appointment for an interview with two committee members. Dates and times will be posted.

Professional and Graduate Studies


Our Biology Curriculum is designed to give students a broad introduction into the Biological Sciences.  The Curriculum contains four basic requirements:

Firsthand Research: Tropical Biology Class Takes Students to Costa Rica


Nebraska Wesleyan students interested in tropical biology are easily intrigued by their textbook readings and classroom instruction on the topic. But relocating the class to Costa Rica for three weeks often solidifies their interest.

Hot Fundraiser to Help NWU Students With Tropical Biology Experience


Nebraska Wesleyan University biology students are hoping a hot fundraiser will help take them to a hot climate to study tropical biology.

Co-Discoverer of HIV to Discuss Epidemics


A biomedical researcher best known for his co-discovery of HIV —the infectious agent responsible for AIDS — will give a public lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, October 22.

Pollen Count

September 19, 2014
Count reflects pollen and spore collection over the previous 24 hours.
Click pollen name for count details.
Pollen (grains/cubic meter)
Trees <1
  • Tree pollen details
  • Juniper
  • < 1
Weeds 64
  • Weed pollen details
  • Chenopods/Pigweed
  • 13
  • Nettle
  • 10
  • Prairie Sage (Artemisia)
  • 2
  • Ragweed (Ambrosia)
  • 39
Grass 3
  • Grass pollen details
  • Total grass (Poaceae)
  • 3
Mold Spore (spores/cubic meter)
Not counted

Student Awards

The Biology Department annually gives three awards to graduating students.

Study Abroad

Experience the (Biological) World with NWU!

The Biology Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University offers a number of unique opportunities for biology students to see the world.

Biology Department

The study of life takes us to some exciting places - from the trees of our own campus to Honduran barrier reefs.