Programs in the Biology Department
The Biology Department offers a biology major, a secondary education biology major and several minors in biology.
The biology major provides a broad foundation in biology along with the opportunity to specialize in a variety of subdisciplines of biology, including cell and molecular biology, microbiology, ecology. It is critical that students wishing to major or minor in biology meet with an advisor to select classes appropriate to their interests and goals.
The biology major prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields ranging from ecology and environmental biology to biomedical research and biotechnology. It also provides the necessary background for students pursuing careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and other health-related fields and for graduate work in various specializations in biology at major research universities across the country. Students planning to teach biology at the secondary level should also select the biology major.
For a description of the undergraduate programs and courses in the Biology Department, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Biology Department advises students planning to pursue professional studies in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractice medicine, optometry and podiatry. For more information about these advising groups, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog and contact Dr. Michael Angell. Ask about opportunities for pre-professional students including the EMRAP program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
The Biology Department offers three Master of Science degree programs to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in biology as well as for additional graduate and professional studies. For more information about applying to our graduate programs, please consult our Apply to the Biology Department page.