Biology Degrees and Areas of Study
The Biology Department offers a broad-based curriculum with the opportunity for undergraduates to explore specific areas of biology in greater depth through upper-division courses. The department offers both BA and BS degree programs, and students can choose to pursue areas of emphasis in Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, Secondary Education, or Marine Biology. We also have developed several interdisciplinary majors in conjunction with Anthropology, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Psychology departments.
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Combined Biology Majors
A biology minor can offer a solid introductory foundation in the biological sciences by providing training on laboratory equipment and experiences in field- and lab-based research opportunities, while pursuing a major in another scholastic area.
Students may apply to the biology minor when they: 1) have completed BIOL 204, BIOL 205, CHEM 161/175, and CHEM 162/176 with grades of C- or higher, and 2) have completed the Biology knowledge assessment. Application involves submitting a completed application form, including responding to prompts about the applicant’s experience, motivation, and goals.
More information on applying to the biology minor may be found, here.