The Biology major prepares students for employment in a broad spectrum of scientific and academic careers or for graduate-level training in biology.
Students who complete the Biology major will gain scientific literacy and a broad knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and their interrelationships while working to:
Student research is built into the program and provides valuable experience working in the field. Lesley’s Biology major consists of a required six core classes that focus on the theory and methodology of the discipline. The classes also provide students with a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Biology students may build on their core courses with choices of electives in areas of their personal interest. These electives may include internships and Environmental Field Research. The program also includes an advanced track that is strongly recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in the biological sciences. Biology majors at Lesley can choose from a variety of exciting study abroad opportunities to remote tropical environments.
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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Internships provide you with off-campus opportunities in your field of interest. This is your opportunity to put into practice the skills and theories you will learn in the classroom. Learn more
This unique and exciting abroad program takes place in the North Rupununi region of Guyana, South America. Read more