The Department of Biology offers the following academic programs:


Evolution, structure, function and interaction of living organisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and ecosystem levels; classification of diverse living forms; plant and animal biology; human biology; cell and molecular biology; microbiology; genetics and DNA analysis; physiology; aquatic chemistry and ecology; population and community ecology; environmental biology, impacts of environmental change; field and lab research methodologies; biometric applications for experiment design and data analysis.


Apply biological facts, concepts and principles; design experiments and projects; conduct field and lab research; analyze and interpret data; apply statistical techniques; assess and solve complex problems; think analytically and critically; write clear and accurate technical reports.

Sample Courses:
Food Microbiology, Population Genetics and Evolution, Animal Behavior, Bacterial Genetics, Advanced Aquatic Ecology, Evolutionary Biology of Sex, Plant Physiology, Molecular Genetics.

A career in various fields and occupations, for example...

  • Biochemist (e.g., manufacturing & pharmaceutical industries)
  • Biogeographer
  • Biologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecologist (e.g., fisheries, forestry, wildlife)
  • Educator (e.g., museums, parks, zoos)
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Food Processing
  • Forensics
  • Gene Technologist
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Health Professional (e.g., dentist, nutritionist, ophthalmologist, pharmacist, physician, veterinarian)
  • Immunologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Resources
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Pharmacologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Pollution Control
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Science Journalism
  • Science Policy Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist


For additional information, please see the Department of Biology.