The department has a successful faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. The faculty provides instruction leading to highly respected undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Microbiology (click here for more information) and Plant Biology (click here for more information) and maintains one of the most highly funded research programs on campus. Many of the faculty members have received awards from the University or scientific societies in recognition of their teaching and research excellence. Our faculty have internationally recognized research programs and, as a consequence of their reputations, serve on advisory panels to federal agencies, review grant proposals and manuscripts for both national and international journals, serve on editorial boards, and hold offices in national and international societies in their respective disciplines. For more information about our faculty and individual faculty members, click here to view our Faculty page.
The University of Oklahoma is at the center of the city of Norman. Norman is an eclectic community with active arts, sports and social scenes. Additionally, Norman is located thirty minutes south of downtown Oklahoma City and Will Rogers International Airport. Find out more about Norman at "Visit Norman" by clicking here.
Norman has a low cost of living, click here for a cost of living calculator. There are a variety of on- and off-campus housing options for graduate students. Many off-campus options are within walking distance or provide shuttle service to and from campus. The Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) offers citywide bus routes with three serving the OU campus.