Welcome to the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division!

The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division (BSCD) is the home to the biological sciences curriculum at the University of Chicago.  The College believes that knowledge of biology is essential for understanding ourselves and the world in which we live. The BSCD, therefore, provides a variety of biology courses for all College students, prospective biologists and non-biologists alike. Although most of the course offerings beyond the introductory year are designed to serve the needs of students majoring in biological sciences, there are also courses well suited to non-majors who wish to study some aspect of biology in greater detail, or simply gain the tools to engage in intelligent discourse about the scientific problems facing the modern world.  Our courses are taught by faculty from 22 basic science and clinical departments in the Biological Sciences Division, and by dedicated BSCD lecturers.

Please visit our Upcoming Events page for information about lectures, movies, workshops and symposia run by the BSCD, Phoenix Biology Club, and the University of Chicago Career Advancement Office UCISTEM.

We look forward to meeting you, and to sharing our passion for biology with you.


Jocelyn Malamy, Ph.D.  
Master, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division
BSLC 300