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Biology Major

The biology degree provides students with current, practical knowledge of plants and animals, emphasizing whole organism biology in both ecological and evolutionary contexts.

This is an interdisciplinary program offering substantial training in both the biological sciences and the physical and mathematical sciences; our program emphasizes the integration of computer science with genetics and molecular biology. A foundation in mathematics and statistics provides the basis for acquiring computer programming, data basing, and operating system skills. Students attracted to this program have dual interests in computer science and biology and find it an excellent choice for their broad interests. Students who complete this program either enter the top graduate programs in bioinformatics and computational biology in the world, enter leading professional schools (including law school, medical school, or dental school), or find employment in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or software development companies.