Biology (Five-Year B.S./M.S.)
Are you interested in how the human heart works? Do you want to examine the impact of pollution on the environment or discover how genetic variations contribute to diseases? Biology is the study of life processes in all living things — from their molecular composition and function to their interaction with their environment. You will examine living things and how they survive; how they affect each other and their environments; and their energy, food, growth, maintenance, physiology and reproduction processes. You can study and solve real-world challenges in human, animal and environmental health.
The accelerated combined bachelor's/master's degree program in biology allows you to earn both the Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Science in biology in five years. As part of this program, you will receive a liberal arts education, a broad background in biology, expertise in a biological subfield, and research and instrumentation skills. You will be well prepared to enter the job market or continue your studies toward a doctoral degree.
For more information, visit the Department of Biology website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in biology. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.