This major provides students with current understanding of the full breadth of biology. The course of study is comprehensive and integrates knowledge across molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological levels of organization. Students that earn this degree come to understand the biological world in its broadest sense. This degree focuses on understanding the diversity of life, emphasizing whole organism biology in ecological and evolutionary contexts.
There is a great deal of flexibility with elective courses in this major, allowing students to emphasize botanical or zoological fields, or to create a create a combined program of study. This major is designed to be 'hands on'.
We provide several undergraduate research opportunities for biology majors, including internships, museum collections curation, bioinventory and data-basing activities, conservation projects, applied molecular genetics, and field and laboratory research in ecology, conservation biology, or evolutionary biology.