Undergraduate study in biological sciences
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
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.