Majors and Minor
The Biology Major is designed to designed to educate students in both the breadth of subject matter encompassed by the biological sciences and the rapidly advancing knowledge at the forefront of this discipline. The Biology Major provides a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of our biological world, including ecology, evolutionary systems, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, immunology, developmental biology and neurobiology.
The Major in the Biology of Global Health (BGH) addresses current public health issues, at the local, national, and international levels, combining strengths from across the Georgetown campus in health and disease research with interdisciplinary work in policy, economics, ethics, law, and sociology. BGH majors will gain a thorough understanding of both the science behind health concerns and the societal issues that impact them.
The Major in Environmental Biology offers a rigorous program of study in science related to the environment. This major is designed to provide students with a foundation in population, whole organism, evolutionary biology and environmental science as well as in chemistry and mathematics.
The Major in Neurobiology melds Georgetown’s historic strength in neuroscience research with the Department of Biology’s proven ability to educate undergraduates. Given our increased understanding of the interactions between genes and experience in brain function, the study of the cells that make up the nervous system is considered one of the greatest frontiers in science today.
The Biology Minor is designed to designed to educate students in both the breadth of subject matter encompassed by the biological sciences and the rapidly advancing knowledge at the forefront of this discipline.