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College of Science & Engineering

Department of Biology

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Undergraduate Programs


Welcome Current and Future Undergraduates!

Whether you are a biology major or just taking classes in the department, our website has all the resources to assist you in your academic pursuits. Review our majors and minors degree requirements, find course information, learn about undergraduate research, or explore the Pre-health Institute. We are so glad to have you as part of our department and will work with you in any way to ensure a successful and meaningful undergraduate education.


Micro Teaching LabMajors & Minors

The biology department offers two undergraduate degree options, as well as a minor. Both degree options allow students to engage in course curriculum that fits their specific educational goals and prepares them for future careers related to biology. All biology students are assisted by faculty advisors in the selection of courses as specified by the Biology Advising Guide. 

BS Degree Requirements    

BA Degree Requirements   

Minor Requirements

Advising Guide




We offer a wide range of exciting courses to biology majors and non-majors. Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses that span across all disciplines within biology, from molecular biology to physiology to ecology. Aside from traditional lecture courses, student acquire knowledge through hands-on laboratory courses, research-related courses, specialized seminars, and study abroad experiences.

Course Catalog   

Study Abroad Courses   

Courses for Non-Majors



Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students are invited to enhance their educational experiences by working with faculty on a variety of research topics. Faculty engage in a wide variety of research areas, ranging from molecular and cell biology to ecology and environmental biology, making it possible for students to find the perfect fit.

Faculty Research Areas

Research Q&As

Funding and Science Communication




Human Body Model

Biology & the Pre-Health Program

Biology students aspiring to become physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physician assistants, pharmacists, or other health-care professionals participate in the Pre-Health program. Faculty affiliated with the Pre-health Institute, many of whom are Biology faculty, provide students with a variety of resources to help them achieve their health care-related career goals.

Pre-Health Institute     

Pre-Health Advising