Degrees in biological sciences prepare students for a variety of careers. Some require additional training beyond the bachelor's degree, ranging from a one-year internship to 4 or 5 years of doctoral training. Many of our graduates go on to medical school, graduate programs, or complete the 5-year STEP program leading to secondary education certification.
The undergraduate programs prepare students for graduate study in the life sciences laboratory work and research in private and government industries, professional careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing or other allied health areas or teaching biology in high school. This liberal arts program in biology is particularly suited to the needs of pre-medical students. The department offers a diversified selection of courses and research programs and students select courses that suit their goals and interests. Learn more about the areas of study.
With permission, students may elect to participate in the research laboratories of individual faculty members for which they may receive course credit (BIO 490). Many such students have appeared as co-authors on scientific publications
as a result of the work in which they participated. Such opportunities are of particular value to students preparing for graduate study, professional schools, or research positions.