A major in biology is an opportunity to investigate life on Earth. Whether you are called to a career in the health sciences, field or laboratory research, public service, or teaching, options within the biology major will provide the knowledge and training to help you reach your goal.

The biology curriculum is structured to provide a broad base of knowledge in the biological and physical sciences allowing the student to best prepare for his or her future in science, medicine, or education. Within the biology major, students can choose from one of three optional concentrations to align their coursework with their specific interests: health science, molecular-cellular biology and ecology-organismal biology.

Biology Education

Students who wish to teach biology in grades 9 through 12 complete a major in biology and the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for secondary licensure. For more information about licensure, see the School of Education.

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