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Biology, B.S.

With an undergraduate degree in biology, you will be prepared for graduate study in the life sciences and various career options from ecologist  to educator to wildlife biologist. 

The B.S. is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, including medicine and health-related fields. Bachelor of Science students may elect to specialize in anatomy, microbiology, applied statistics (also available to B.A. students) or cell-molecular. See the B.S. catalog entry for more information about these specializations. See a sample schedule for the B.S. in Biology on the advising page.

Many biology majors elect to participate in the research programs of individual faculty members for which they receive course credit (BIO 490). The student must initiate the process by talking to faculty members about their programs. Laboratory space is limited so an early commitment of a year's involvement is expected. Other students carry out a library literature search (BIO 405) under a faculty mentor. A third option is BIO 495, Scientific Inquiry and Communication. One of these options is required for both the B.S. and the B.A. degrees.