The Biological Sciences Department offers a diverse range of undergraduate biology courses. The study of Biology leads to a a variety of careers upon the attainment of the baccalaureate degree. Many students then prepare for entry into graduate school or professional programs in dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Careers are found in teaching, research, biotechnology, and government service.
Study in the Biological Sciences curriculum promotes mastery of key biological terms, processes, and techniques. Students acquire understanding of the central dogma of molecular biology, as well as the mechanisms of and evidence for evolution. Additionally, they learn to identify key entities at multiple levels of biological organization, they formulate and evaluate hypotheses, learn to contrast scientific and non-scientific ideas, and demonstrate an understanding of the primary ethical issues related to biology.