Biological Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers graduate programs in molecular biosciences and ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as undergraduate major programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biosciences. Students may also choose to concentrate in areas such as botany, cellular biology, developmental biology, environmental biology, ecology,entomology, genetics, marine biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, paleontology, physiology, systematics, or zoology (vertebrate or invertebrate). Biology is a branch of the natural sciences, and is the study of living organisms and how they interact with their environment. Biology deals with every aspect of life in a living organism and examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things as well as its application to human technology.

Undergraduate Biology Program

Molecular Biosciences Department

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Bachelors of Biotechnology

Bachelors of Applied Biological Sciences

Sample of Related Skills 

  • Engage in the evidence-based process of science by demonstrating the ability to pose problem-based questions based on observations, generating hypotheses, designing experiments, and drawing conclusions  

  • Conduct data analysis and interpretation by demonstrating the ability to perform basic mathematical computations and apply statistical methods to analyze data  

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply an understanding of the major concepts in biology including evolution, information flow, structure and function, pathways of energy, and systems 

  • Use biological instrumentation and proper laboratory techniques  

  • Understand the risks and proper protocol for testing on animal and human subjects 

  • Communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral formats  

Popular Career Paths 

Botany: Involves the study of plants and their environment. Some botanists will focus on certain species, while others study numerous aspects of plant life in such areas as identification and classification; the structure and function of plant parts; cures and causes of plants; and more.  


Zoology: Focuses on the study of animals, including their physiology, development, interaction, and environment. Additionally, many zoologist play an integral role in solving health and social problems in society. 


Forensic Sciences: Focuses on science and its use in proving the guilt or innocence of individuals of criminal offenses. 


Medical Sciences: Includes direct patient contact, technological, and research careers. Medical scientists often develop treatments for health problems, as well as ways to prevent the development of health problems. 


Biology Education: Involves teaching in an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary institution. Teachers must not only be knowledgeable in their subject but must also be able to communicate, develop lesson plans, motivate students, provide classroom management, and inspire. 


Clinical Research: Involves the research and development behind medical technology and pharmaceuticals. Researchers must be familiar with clinical research standards and the FDA approval process. 


Others: Agriculture, Environmental Biology, Information Systems, Writing/Illustration/Photography, Aquatic Sciences, Quality Control  

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Jobs to Consider 

Places to Seek Employment 

  • Aquariums
  • Blood Banks
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Conservation Associations
  • Cooperative Extension Agencies
  • Crime Scene Laboratories
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal and State Government Agencies
  • Zoos
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Health Departments
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Museums
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Park Service
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • U.S. and State Departments of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Science Magazines 

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