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The Department of Integrative Biology offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology that emphasizes a comprehensive training in the biological science. Students will develop scientific, communication and critical thinking skills which will help them with practical problem solving, preparing them for a successful career in biology or further education in a variety of areas such as health science, environmental science and science education.

Learn about USF's Integrative Biology Department undergraduate biology degree concentrations here.

Integrative Biology

Tom and Beverly Porter continue to support USF Integrative Biology and Dr. Motta's lab since their daughter, Heather, graduated in 1997. Their donations to USF have helped Department of Integrative Biology students in the lab of Dr. Philip Motta, studying the feeding behavior of sharks, tagging sharks aboard a research vessel, taking field trips to the Florida Keys reefs to study fishes and in one-on-one mentoring, and students in the lab of Dr. Stephen Deban, using high speed videography to compare feeding patterns of different salamander species. These are just a few of the valuable research opportunities USF's Integrative Biology students have taken part in. Learn more about this story, and the research opportunities available in Integrative Biology in the following video: