The Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences is comprised of four departments focused in the following areas of biological research and education: Developmental & Cell Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Neurobiology & Behavior, all highlighted below.
All of these programs are ranked in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions according to National Research Council data. Each department has a comprehensive series of core courses for undergraduates that reflect the ever-expanding and developing field of biological sciences.
The Ayala School of Biological Sciences also collaborates with many other units on campus to help further research in important fields. The research centers and institutes that have significant participation from Biological Sciences faculty are either school centers, campus organized research units, system-wide centers or state-wide centers.