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 should sign up for a biology faculty advisor with a visit to the Biology departmental office (ISC 3035). After signing up please contact your advisor by email for an appointment. 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