The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs for students preparing for careers in education, laboratory and field research, biotechnology, environmental sciences, medical laboratory sciences, cytotechnology, nuclear medicine technology, food science technology, and pre-professional programs including pre-medicine, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary medicine.
Biology programs are housed in the Department of Biological Sciences
The biology major offers a core program intended to develop a common background in biology and additional upper-level courses designed to provide specialized options.
The purpose of this option is to prepare the student for a career in bio-medicine. The option fulfills the science course requirements for most medical, osteopathic, dental, and chiropractic schools as well as the science course requirements for graduate education in bio-medicine.
The four-year curriculum consists of three years spent at the university completing the required courses and the fourth year is a 32 credit internship which prepares graduates to take the certifying examination.
The option consists of fundamental courses in biology and related sciences, mid-level study in genetics, evolution, and statistics, and an array of upper-division electives that emphasize fieldwork, data analysis, and writing.
Nuclear Medicine Technology is a highly specialized allied healthcare field that utilizes radioactive materials in diagnosis, treatment of disease, and medical research.