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The Department of Biology offers the following degree options as a major or 2nd major: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and a Quantitative Track Bachelor of Science. We also offer a minor in biology


Starting in the Fall 22 semester, the biology department will offer a new curriculum for all the incoming students of Fall 22 or later (first years as well as transfer students). Students who started before Fall 22 would still follow the old curriculum.

Below you will find details about each of our majors and a video explaining the new curriculum.

In addition, here are the slides of the Transfer Summer orientation for fall 22. This will be especially helpful for the incoming transfer students:


Transfer student summer orientation 22



Students can specialize in many areas within the field of biology: animal behavior, biomechanics, botany, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, organismal biology, physiology, and plant biology; however there are no degrees awarded for sub-disciplines of study.

There is no dedicated pre-med track of biology courses.