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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Degree Programs

Department of Biological Sciences

Degree Programs

Undergraduate study in biological sciences

Undergraduate study group

Our undergraduate majors provide students with a broad foundation in both content and hands-on experience. Major areas of study include biology (BA or BS), molecular biology (BA or BS), ecology and biodiversity (BA or BS), integrated sciences (BA), and animal technology (BS). A concentration in cognitive neuroscience (BA or BS) is offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology.

Students who choose to major outside biological sciences can earn a minor in any one of three areas: biology, molecular biology or ecology and biodiversity.

Graduate study in biological sciences

Graduate researcher

The Department of Biological Sciences provides graduate training at the Doctoral or master's level. The graduate program involves a combination of coursework, lab or field research and a thesis (with oral thesis defense). Students begin their thesis research under the direction of a faculty member during the first year. All students are expected to publish their work in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Graduate students also have the opportunity to develop teaching skills as a graduate teaching assistant.

Graduate Class of 2011

 

Graduate students - Fall 2012

 

Grad students - Fall 2013