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Bachelor of Science in Biology


  • Receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology degree upon graduation
  • Choose from 4 majors within the Bachelor of Science degree program

  • Questions about the degree and majors options, graduation requirements, or course offerings in the Department of Integrative Biology? Contact the BioAdvise office !


    ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: Study the ways in which organisms interact with the environment, and how they adapt to changing environments. 

    ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY: Study the roles that microorganisms play in the environment.

    The program of study explores the interconnections among biology, ecology, evolution, and conservation. The objective of the program of study is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on natural ecosystems. The program will prepare students for further education (ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, 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.


    Learn about becoming an Environmental Biology major

    The program of study explores the diversity, community structure, and ecological functioning of microorganisms. The objective of the program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic biology and the tools necessary to function as professional biologists, with special emphasis on microorganisms in natural ecosystems and human-engineered systems.


    The program will prepare students for further education (microbiology, environmental science, conservation biology) or for careers in fields such as environmental monitoring and safety, characterization and control of pathogenic microorganisms, and bioremediation.


    Learn about the Environmental Microbiology track

    INTEGRATIVE ANIMAL BIOLOGY: Study the biology of animals. 

    MARINE BIOLOGY: Study life in the oceans. 

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


    Learn about becoming an Integrative Animal Biology major animal track here and human track here

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


    Learn about becoming a Marine Biology major

    Basic Skills for College Biology: The Department of Integrative Biology is offering an undergraduate introductory course titled "Basic Skills for College Biology".
    The course helps develop or enhance communication skills that are useful for undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, especially Biology. The online course consists of a series of self-paced modules using research conducted in the Department of Integrative Biology as the foundation for student exercises. The course is offered for 1 credit toward any of the Department's majors.

    Learn more about the Basic Skills for College Biology course