Why a School?
School is the term used at Washington State University for units that form through the merger of departments. The School of Biological Sciences was created in 1999 when the departments of biology, botany, and zoology merged to form a single unit. The current School of Biological Sciences functions like a typical academic department. It is the home of the biology and zoology undergraduate majors, graduate programs in biology and plant biology, and professors and other faculty who conduct teaching and research.