The program's orientation has a strong balance between application and pure theory that enhances opportunities for graduates in a broad range of occupations and institutions. These include financial institutions (e.g., commercial banking, investment management, fixed income securities, and consulting), corporate business, private and public sector policy-oriented nonprofit corporations, economic consulting, and in economic and social studies education.
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biological Sciences is designed for students who want to pursue a career in a health-related profession (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine) or those interested in training in an allied health field (dental hygiene, medical and research technology, nursing, pharmacy or physical therapy). The B.A. program in Biology also exists in the form of three different Concentrations: Neurobiology, Ecology and Evolution, and Cell and Molecular Biology.
The study of anthropology provides a broad-based approach to the understanding of human culture (past and present) and human biology. The anthropological perspective is global, holistic, and involves considerable time-depth. The major exposes students to the primary subdivisions within the field: archaeology, social cultural anthropology, and physical/biological anthropology. The B.A. in anthropology prepares students for further academic training at the graduate level, but can also lead directly to careers in nonacademic (applied) areas, such as forensics, contract archaeology, cultural resource management, museum work, social services, education, government, and market research.