Academic Programs in the Department of Biology

"My First Protein Crystal" by Derek Moates. "My First Protein Crystal" by Biology student Derek Moates. The Biology Department offers a full spectrum of bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees.

Find Your Place in Our Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate program offers broad training in areas from cell biology to physiology to ecology. It prepares students for medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary school, jobs in conservation, wildlife biology, biotech, graduate degrees, or just . . . life. There are three tracks for our students to choose from (general, marine, and molecular) and two minors. Completion of any of the tracks includes all prerequisites for medical, dental, optometry, or pharmacy schools. Advanced students can take advantage or our excellent honors program, the Biology Scholars Program, and the 5th Year Programs. You can even get a teaching certificate. We invite you to explore the possibilities!

Our Graduate Students Learn From and Work with Experts

Our graduate programs focus on integrative and comparative approaches in the context of numerous research specialties of our faculty. These specialties range from cancer biology to conservation of endangered species, from ecophysiology to endocrinology, and from nutrition to aging. A core of our faculty are involved in some aspect of aquatic and marine biology. Many of our faculty have been recognized by the University and national biological organizations for their excellence in teaching and research. The Department offers both masters and doctoral programs.