Biology Graduate Student Association | Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Graduate Student Association

Welcome to Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The goal of the BGSA is to advocate the interests of Biology graduate students, provide a social networking tool for biology graduate students, promote a closer relationship among new and current graduate students, and to create an environment of support. BGSA represents our perspectives and concerns on several influential committees on campus and is committed to maintaining communication of issues and policies that affect the Biology graduate students.

BGSA helps build environment of support for graduate students in order to practice good science that will promote its students/members and the University of North Texas as a research-oriented institution.

The BGSA has representatives from each division of Biology that presents student concerns to the Department administration, and seeks to inform students about official goings-on, such as changes in the program, TA hiring conditions, etc.

Each month the BGSA hosts an informational meeting open to all graduate students in the Biological Sciences Department. Each meeting will include information about changes in the different graduate degree programs, such as the foreign language requirement, the research and creative portfolio alternatives, preparing for exam fields, and other topics of interest.

Each semester the BGSA hosts a social/mixer for new and returning students. All graduate students, faculty, and staff of Biological Sciences department are welcome to attend.


Membership shall consist of currently enrolled biology graduate students. This organization does not discriminate in the selection of members or appointments when discrimination is defined as denying individuals membership or appointment on the basis of a person's age, race, origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, creed, handicap or place of residence. Biology Graduate students can join BGSA community in orgsync (registered with UNT student activities).