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Programs

The Department of Biology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In addition to the traditional biology curriculum, we offer specialized concentrations in Microbiology and Resource Biology and Biodiversity, and a two-year pre-veterinary program that prepares students for admission and transfer a veterinary school. 

At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Our master's program has a course-based non-thesis option that helps prepare students careers in biology and biomedical fields that do not involve extensive research, and a research-based thesis option that prepares students for subsequent doctoral study and for careers that involve research and research-related skills.  The doctoral program emphasizes research and prepares students for the highest levels of scholarship and career opportunities in academia and research-related agencies and industries.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs help prepare students for careers in biology, medicine, and related fields. We help students achieve their goals, including earning admission to medical school and dental school, graduate school, and being hired as professional biologists for state and federal agencies as well as colleges and universities.