Degrees and Courses

We are proud to offer degrees that capture both the breadth of biological research and the depth of essential fields of study. Our 4 majors and minor provide students with a fantastic overview of biology while also preparing them for a wide range of career paths, including medicine, research, industry, conservation, and more. 


A comprehensive perspective on all aspects of our biological world. Students begin their program as a Biology major and take Foundations of Biology I and II in the first year. In the second year, students may elect to stay as a Biology major or may apply to one of the more specialized majors.

Biology of Global Health

Biology of global health is an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, public health, and social sciences to address health challenges in populations around the world. It is a rapidly growing field, as the world’s population becomes increasingly interconnected and the threats to health become more global in nature. Biology of global health is a challenging and rewarding field. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world. If you are interested in a career in global health, biology of global health is a great place to start.

Environmental Biology

Environmental biology is the study of the interactions between living organisms and their environment. It is a broad field that encompasses a wide range of topics, including ecology, conservation biology, and environmental toxicology. Environmental biologists use their knowledge of biology and the environment to understand how human activities are affecting the environment, and to develop strategies for protecting the environment and conserving biodiversity. Environmental biology is a growing field with many opportunities for those who are passionate about protecting the environment. If you are passionate about protecting the environment, environmental biology may be the perfect career for you.


Neurobiology is the scientific study of the nervous system. It is a broad field that encompasses the study of the structure, function, development, and evolution of the nervous system. Neurobiologists use a variety of methods to study the nervous system, including microscopy, electrophysiology, and molecular biology. Neurobiologists have made significant progress in understanding the nervous system. This knowledge has led to the development of new treatments for a variety of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy. Neurobiology is a rapidly growing field with many opportunities for research and discovery. If you are interested in learning more about the nervous system, neurobiology may be the perfect field for you.

Pre-Med Curriculum

Students can choose any of the majors offered by the Department of Biology and at the same time pursue the pre-medical curriculum. There is considerable overlap between these requirements and all of the majors offered through the Department of Biology.

Undergraduate Courses

Our department provides a variety of biology related classes that may interest our students that can help with your overall goals in your degree, and career. This includes one credit courses that help with skill building in your career.