Graduate-degree candidates conduct research under the guidance of the School of Biology and Ecology faculty. The expertise of the faculty covers a broad spectrum, ranging from molecular and cell biology, through system- and organism-level biology, to ecology; and it applies to a diversity of organisms from protists and lower plants and invertebrate animals through vascular plants and vertebrates.
Bachelors in Biology curriculum studies how living organisms function at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organismal levels. A diverse set of courses allow students to learn evolutional principles, biodiversity, and how organisms interact with each other and with their physical environment. Biology majors are exposed to a variety of research opportunities. Research in the field of biology aims to increase knowledge about living organisms in order to combat problems we face in fields such as medicine, agriculture, and ecology.
The program is designed to provide the student with a broad background in the biological and physical sciences and an opportunity for in depth concentration in biochemistry, one of the most active disciplines in the biological sciences.