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The Integrative Biology Department spans across all three USF campuses and houses a variety of majors that cover a comprehensive review of biology topics.

You can explore their majors below.

If you have any questions about these majors, including major required courses, please reach out to our office via email (bioadvise@usf.edu).

B.S. in Biology

Housed at all three USF campuses: USF Tampa, USF St. Pete, and USF Sarasota/Manatee.

This general biology degree allows students to explore a wide array of biology topics.

Students can choose to pursue this major without a concentration or focus their coursework in one of four specific areas.

 

B.S. in Marine Biology

Housed at the USF Tampa and USF St. Pete campuses.

Marine Biology is the study of life in the oceans. It explores the unique marine environment and the nature of the organisms that inhabit the oceans. The objective of this program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with a special emphasis on marine ecosystems. It will prepare students for further education in ecology, marine science, biological oceanography, and evolutionary biology or for careers in fields such as aquaculture, animal husbandry, aquarium biology and education, conservation biology and education, environmental consulting, and wildlife biology.

 

The below majors are still active at the USF Tampa campus; however, these degree programs are no longer able to be declared by incoming students.

B.S. in Marine Biology

Prior to Summer 2020, the IB department offered a different Marine Biology program. While it still focuses on marine biological concepts, the requirements for this older degree are very different.

 

B.S. in Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology is the study of how organisms interact with the environment, and how they adapt to changing environments. It explores the interconnections among biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation. The objective of this program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with a special emphasis on natural ecosystems. This major prepares students for further education in ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, and field botany or for careers in fields such as environmental biology, environmental consulting, agricultural and forestry resource management, conservation biology and education, and wildlife biology.

 

B.S. in Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology is the study of the roles that microorganisms play in the environment. It explores the diversity of microorganisms and their functioning within natural systems. The objective of this program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with a special emphasis on environmental microbiology. Coursework within the Environmental Microbiology major can lead to ASM certification.

 

B.S. in Integrative Animal Biology

Integrative Animal Biology is the study of the biology of animals, including humans. It explores the structure and function of invertebrates, vertebrates, and humans. The objective of this program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with a special emphasis on animals. It will prepare students for further education in medicine, veterinary medicine, animal biology, and evolutionary biology or for careers in fields such as medical assistance, veterinary assistance, animal care, and aquarium and zoo biology and education.

The Degree is separated into two tracks, the Human Track and the Animal Track.