MAJOR IN BIOLOGY
Students take a variety of required and elective courses in biology, other sciences, and in the Core Curriculum. In addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussion, the program in biology provides intellectual experiences in a diversity of formats such as: laboratory and field study, seminar, and research. Each experience provides the student the opportunity to develop skills in analysis, synthesis, and quantitative reasoning that have broad application in hypothesis testing, critical thinking, and interpretation.
EXPLORE THE MAJOR
The Department of Biology encourages undergraduate Majors to consider including a concentration on some focal area of biology. An important aspect of such concentration is taking courses in sequences that encourage and facilitate advanced learning about the particular subdiscipline.
Below are some focus areas that faculty members in the department recommend to undergraduate majors. This list is not intended to be comprehensive; we encourage students to develop their own individual focus plan, in consultation with their academic advisor, in cases where the subdisciplines listed here do not match student interests and goals.
- Cell Biology