Where do you want to be next?

Canoeing the Ghost swamp of the Wolf River or conducting ground-breaking research at world-renowned St. Jude Children′s Research Hospital?

Counseling underprivileged patients at the Church Health Center or exploring the game parks of Namibia?

Discovering new genes as a part of the Lynx Genome Project or engaging in stimulating classroom discussions with award-winning professors?

Tutoring children at one of our neighborhood Learning Corridor schools or shadowing an anesthesiologist during open-heart surgery?

Monitoring animals and plants in local forests or analyzing elephant behavior at the Memphis Zoo?

The answer is easier than you think – you want to be at Rhodes!

From the very start, Rhodes Biology students are practicing Biologists.

Above are just some of the ways that we regularly engage Biology majors. It happens as a result of the dedicated work of our diverse faculty, who use effective classroom teaching methods, maintain active research programs, and foster a wide range of partnerships in Memphis and beyond. Explore our pages to learn more about the department. Then,  contact Dr. Elaine Frawley, our department liaison to the Office of Admission, with any questions that remain. We hope you′ll be one of our next practicing biologists.

Every Perspective is Important

The Biology Department is committed to creating an academic climate that is safe and respectful of all students, staff, and faculty regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, size, socioeconomic background, religion, spirituality, physical ability, mental ability, or any other aspect of one’s identity. A climate of mutual respect allows us to ask difficult questions and to participate in honest discussions, even in the context of strong disagreement. Creating this kind of open, honest, and respectful climate is our mutual responsibility.

Maymesters are unique opportunities to study off-campus or abroad with Rhodes professors who are experts in their fields. Here, Dr. Michael Collins and Spring Smith '21 talk about Rhodes' Maymester in Namibia.