The biology curriculum is based on the premise that a biologist, regardless of professional goals, must demonstrate a high degree of competence in several areas of biology. These areas include botany, cellular biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and zoology. In order to achieve maximum benefits from these areas, a thorough knowledge of chemistry, physics, and mathematics is imperative.
Whether a student plans to complete a liberal arts degree and enter graduate school, teach, attend a professional school, or otherwise pursue a career in biology, the same basic biology curriculum is followed. All biology majors complete a common group of eight courses. Through proper selection of elective coursework students can choose to study cellular and molecular biology, ecology, evolution, microbiology, plant biology, or zoology in greater depth.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts or Bachelor of ScienceMinorCertificatePre-Professional Curricula