Integrative Biology Department

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Integrative Biology

The Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio is a comprehensive academic Department that offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees.

The Department was formed in 2021 by the integration of the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, the plant biology division within the Department of Biology, and the Department of Biology science education faculty. The Department of Integrative Biology is designed for students who want a focus in biological structures and systems from multicellular life to local ecosystems to the entire terrestrial biosphere.

We offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. Our faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas and are dedicated to the university mission of discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. At UTSA we are committed to your success! You will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support.


Allison Veach

Dr. Allison Veach received a $150K DoE grant to research how drying rivers process carbon

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Dr. Jessica Beckham explains noise generated by cicadas
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Dr. Eddie Hernandez

University Excellence Award winner:
Teaching Excellence Award - Dr. Eddie Hernandez
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UTSA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and New Mexico State create career opportunities for underserved STEM students
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