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, 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 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.