The Department of Botany is now part of the Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Department. The new website address is

The Zoology and Genetics Department and the Botany Department have dissolved and reformed as Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB). These two new departments will jointly offer an undergraduate major in Biology and plan to offer, along with the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, an interdepartmental, undergraduate major in Genetics.

However, the undergraduate majors of Botany, Genetics and Zoology will continue to be offered as long as the present catalog (2003-2005) is in effect. This could mean as long as the summer of 2009. You would have until August 2009 to graduate in one of these three majors. Starting in the fall of 2005, ISU freshmen who might have been Botany or Zoology majors will instead be Biology majors. In addition to the interdepartmental Biology major, we will be offering an undergraduate interdepartmental genetics major.

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