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If you have a question about the Biology major please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator at biology@tufts.edu.

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Tufts University
Department of Biology
Robinson Hall
200 College Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Tufts University
Department of Biology
200 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Office: 617-627-2264
Fax: 617-627-3805
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Biology Department


Contemporary biology is built on understanding life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and community levels. The Tufts Department of Biology is dedicated to providing a unified and comprehensive view of biological processes for our students.

The distribution requirements for undergraduate biology majors include laboratory, lecture, and seminar courses across diverse levels of biological organization. Students learn scientific problem-solving methods and the essential skills of reading and evaluating original research literature, and of communicating their research results.

Tufts Biology department also provides numerous opportunities for undergraduates to actively participate in cutting-edge biological research in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, physiology, plant ecology, animal behavior, and conservation biology.

Biology Department Statement of Solidarity:
We, the faculty and staff of the Tufts Biology Department, acknowledge and condemn the systemic racial injustice that has run rampant since the formation of this country and that continues to persist in our communities. We are angered and appalled at the horrific acts of violence that continue to plague Black lives at the hands of law enforcement and White civilians, and we recognize that this long history of suppression is present in the culture of academia and higher education.

We stand in solidarity with the Tufts community in supporting our current and future Black students, staff, and faculty, and we commit to engaging in anti-racist work within our department and the university. We commit to acting against racial injustice and white supremacy culture with urgency and persistence. These actions include those listed in this living document.


Congratulations Class of 2020!

The Department of Biology at Tufts University is ranked 3rd in College Factual's list of 2019 Best General Biology Colleges in the U.S.

Congratulations to Michael Levin and the Levin Lab for their PNAS publication entitled, "A scalable pipeline for designing reconfigurable organisms." which has garnered publicity from sources including The Boston Globe, The New York Post, Forbes, and Scientific American. Read some of the buzz.

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