The Department of Biology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences offers a quality education at undergraduate and graduate levels in basic and applied areas of biology that guides students toward the development of an integral vision of knowledge through academic and research opportunities. Our mission is to develop students in specialties in Biology with the necessary competence to pursue graduate studies or become professionals in the labor force; to position graduates at the vanguard of their field with the capacity to communicate effectively; to discover and apply knowledge scientifically; to respond to the demands of a changing society by arriving at solutions to biological problems both locally and globally; and to foster an academic and institutional environment that foments a community of learning and research.