The Biology major prepares you for employment in a broad spectrum of scientific and academic careers, or for graduate-level training in biology.
You have passion for science, and you're eager to build a strong foundation for a bright professional future.
As a biology major, you will gain scientific literacy and a broad knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and their interrelationships. Develop critical thinking and scientific inquiry skills, and explore the application of science to social issues while preparing for your future careers and learning.
The biology major consists of a required six core classes that focus on the theory and methodology of the discipline. The classes provide you with a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Student research is built into the program and provides you with invaluable experience working in the field.
You will have the option to build upon your core courses with a number of electives in areas that pique your interests and passions. You will also have ample opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the real world through internships, environmental field research, and a variety of exciting study abroad opportunities to remote tropical environments. If you plan to pursue graduate study in the biological sciences, then the program offers an advanced track that is strongly recommended.
In this course, students will build upon the material from Biology I, by examining the underlying processes and emerging properties of living systems, and applying that understanding in laboratory and field work. Topics to be covered include the molecular basis of biological reactions; biology of the cell; plant systems; animal systems; metabolism; reproduction; genetics; evolution; and populations and ecosystems.
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