Biology Specialist/Major/Minor

  • This is a joint program between EEB and Cell & Systems Biology.
  • For advising for the Biology programs (including program forms) consult the EEB Undergraduate Office.

About the Biology Programs

Biology is the scientific study of life. At no time in history has biology been more visible and important to human life and the future of our planet. The study of biology has vast applications: in understanding one’s own body, in grappling with the ethical questions that face humanity and in understanding the interdependent web of living organisms on the planet. The biological sciences are experiencing a revolution. Important discoveries occur weekly as scientists and their students around the world develop and use new techniques, theories, and approaches. 

Students enrolling the Biology Specialist/Major/Minor programs gain training across the breadth of biology, with courses available in the broad subject areas of cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and physiology.

Graduates of the Biology Specialist and Major programs are prepared to pursue graduate and professional studies, and as well as careers in education, health care, research labs, government and non-governmental agencies, science journalism, public utilities, and private industry, such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agricultural companies. A Specialist in Biology also provides a strong foundation for students pursuing professional programs, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and other health sciences.