As a biology major, you’ll gain a broad, interdisciplinary training in the life sciences, covering important issues such as biotechnology, environmental science and medicine. Take advantage of multiple opportunities to work with world-class faculty in hands-on, real-world research projects. The biology major also offers excellent preparation for further study in professional and medical programs. 

Biology Learning Goals and Objectives

1.  Successful integration into a research university setting: Students will demonstrate understanding of the skill set needed for successful integration into a research university setting.
2.  Professional communication skills used in a health professions related career: Students will communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.
3.  Student Engagement: Students will demonstrate engagement through involvement in research or internship activities, the Pre-Health Clubs (e.g. pre-nursing, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, etc.) and outreach or mentoring activities specific to their health professional discipline.
4.  Life Sciences Specific Core Knowledge: Students will be able to acquire, articulate, retain and apply specialized language and knowledge relevant to life sciences.
5.  Professional School Acceptance: Students will meet pre-requisite requirements for application to health professions school.