Biology

The major in Biology, administered out of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, provides a solid foundation in modern biology. As opposed to majors with an emphasis on specific fields of biology (e.g., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Biology offers broad training in biological systems from their component parts (biological molecules and cells) up through organisms to communities to whole ecosystems, as well as the biological processes that organize such systems and allow their development and evolution.

Undergraduate Degree Offered
Bachelor of Science in General Biology (B.S.)

Curriculum
The course of study includes a core set of courses in genetics, biochemistry, ecology, and evolution. These core courses are coupled with a vast set of electives through a several biology departments at the University, such as the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Entomology, Microbiology, and Vet Sciences to name a few. Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in independent research either by working within individual labs or through targeted programs. General Biology students are trained in problem solving and the integration of biological concepts across very broad scales.

Career Options
A degree in General Biology provides exceptional training to work in most fields of biology. A significant number of General Biology Students pursue advanced degrees through graduate school, medical school, law school, business school, or public health programs.

Related Web Sites
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences