School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Biology majors receive a thorough education in all forms of life, from microbes to plants to animals, and from the level of ecosystems to organisms to cells to molecules. Biological research is essential to solving major world problems involving human health, food production, population control and environmental degradation. Graduates are qualified for graduate study and employment in areas such as public health, medical technology, agriculture, physical therapy, biotechnology and toxicology. More than half of all science majors pursue independent study research projects on an individual basis with faculty members in the department. These students have the opportunity to present their findings at national meetings.
► See the suggested four-year course sequence for the biology major.
► See the requirements for the biology major and minor.