With eight options and a wealth of electives, the biology major offers you a curriculum that is interdisciplinary, comprehensive and career-focused. Housed in the nationally ranked Department of Integrative Biology in the School of Life Sciences, the biology major program offers field, clinical and laboratory research experiences that will complement your studies in the classroom. The extensive curriculum covers coursework ranging from genetics, genomics, physiology, marine biology to ecology and conservation biology. Integrative Biology is a campus leader in study abroad, and you can participate in a wide variety of international internships or study abroad opportunities around the world in locations from Australia to Tanzania. As a biology major, you will receive excellent training for life science careers ranging from education to human and animal health to public policy. You will also be well prepared for graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools including medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others.
Students can choose to focus on their specific interests through a wide variety of elective courses and possible minors or by declaring one of eight ( transcript-visible) options.