Subjects within the field of biology range in scale from molecular genetics to global biodiversity. The biology program has a focus of hands-on research, encouraging independent work and internships with experts in the field. Our graduates share a degree in biology but work in diverse fields such as medicine, environmental management, research, industry, science writing and law.
Declaring a Biology Major
Students declaring a Biology major in the Spring semester should sign up for a biology faculty advisor at the Biology Majors Information Session, held during the Spring Advising period. Students declaring at other times should visit the Biology departmental office (ISC 3035) and sign up for an advisor of their choice. Download the Biology Major Worksheet to help track and plan course requirements.
Read more about majoring in biology:
- Majors Requirements Students who declared a biology major in the spring of 2016 (or earlier) have the option of graduating under either the old or new requirements.
- Biology Majors Worksheet to help plan and track course requirements in the Biology curriculum [alternate Excel format]
- Undergraduate Research
- Career Planning
- Health Professions
- Planning for Graduate School