The science of life + living matter

Biology is the science of living organisms, including their structure, function growth, origin, evolution and distribution. The field includes the study of ecology, genetics, microbiology, cellular, developmental, environmental, and molecular biology.

General coursework includes inorganic and organic chemistry and calculus, as well as courses in the humanities, social sciences, English composition, and foreign language. You may supplement your degree with minors or certificates in areas such as business, environmental science, animal behavior, and psychology.

Biology degrees

The department offers two Biology degrees: the Bachelor of Arts in Biology (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science in Biology (B.S.). The two options begin similarly, making it easy to adjust your path as your interests develop.

Biology Major Guides

How can the Major Guides help me navigate my major? The Biology Major Guides are ready reference tools that give you the basics about the degree: academics, skill building, and career opportunities. Learn about internships, undergraduate research, academic honors programs, scholarships, and study abroad programs. Use the Major Guides to hone your academic and career plans, making the most of your undergraduate experience.

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