In the first year you’ll build a strong scientific understanding of biochemistry, genetics, physiology and ecology, mastering new practical skills along the way with advanced lab work. From there you can choose from a wide range of modules for your second and final years, from evolutionary genetics and infectious disease to neuroscience, reproductive biology or plant diversity. Mix and match to take a broad approach to your studies, or drill deep into the areas that interest you most. If you’re passionate about ecology, conservation or animal biology, you’ll develop real-world skills with our field courses – studying large mammals in South Africa, dinosaur fossils in Canada or ecological interactions in Croatia.
The biology major offers students the opportunity to study the biological basis of life from a wide range of perspectives, from ecosystems to organisms to cells and molecules. A critical component of our curriculum is active, inquiry-based learning, including classroom and laboratory experiences that provide not only in-depth exposure to core concepts in biology but also development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, and scientific writing. We offer a rigorous scientific curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition of making connections with many areas both within and outside of the sciences, as students learn to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. Please view the college catalog for a full and up-to-date list of requirements and courses for this program.
Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Biology The Department of Biology provides a challenging and stimulating curriculum that fosters critical thinking and promotes scientific curiosity on current topics in the biological sciences. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will benefit from our faculty’s unrivaled expertise in a wide variety of subjects including molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, ecology, evolution, microbiology, genetics, ornithology, marine biology, and urban farming. Our Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology program is an excellent foundation for entry into an in-demand profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical laboratory technicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The CCS Biology Major provides intensive study for students preparing for a career in research in the life sciences and associated fields. From the first year, students may pursue independent research under the guidance of an individual faculty advisor in areas such as marine biology, ecology, molecular biology biopsychology, paleontology, biological anthropology and microbiology. By doing research as an integral part of their college education, the faculty consider CCS Biology students as junior colleagues. By uniting the flexibility of the CCS Biology Major with the resources of a research-intensive university, students have the opportunity to develop as Biologists. Some students receive funding from CCS to support their research or creative activities through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and/or the Traveling Undergraduate Research Fund.
Students studying biology develop a broad understanding of the organization and processes of life, from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, species, ecosystems, and evolution.
The Department of Biology offers a Ph.D. in the following areas: Cell and Developmental Biology, Neurobiology and Physiology, Plant and Microbial Biology, and Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity. Students in these programs may work with members of the Biology Department or with affiliated faculty in other departments in the School of Arts and Sciences or the Medical School.
Biology is a dynamic science that helps you gain a better understanding of living organisms and the ways they interact with our environment. SLU’s biology program provides a foundation for careers in medicine and the life sciences, as well as post-graduate studies.Saint Louis University's Department of Biology offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree . The Bachelor of Arts degree in biology provides flexibility in selecting upper-level courses and is favored by students interested in double majors. The Bachelor of Science degree in biology allows you to choose from five concentrations of study to focus on specific sub-disciplinary areas: Biological Science This concentration provides students with a strong foundation in biology and prepares you for entry-level employment in the life sciences, health professions, K-12 education and graduate school. Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology This concentration focuses on the latest advances in biochemistry, genomics, and molecular and cell biology. It is designed for students interested in careers involving biomedical research or biotechnology. Cell Biology and Physiology This concentration provides students with a strong foundation in the structure and function of organ systems and the tissues that comprise them. It is a good choice for students planning careers in medicine, pharmacology or health care. Ecology, Evolution and Conservation This concentration is designed for students interested in various aspects of organismal biology. It is a good choice for students preparing for graduate study or planning for a career as a research biologist or wildlife specialist. Plant Science This concentration is designed for students interested in various aspects of plant biology and prepares you for careers in agricultural industries, botanical research institutes and advanced training in graduate degree programs. Biology majors at SLU can enroll in courses that provide credit for structured internships through collaborations with a variety of local organizations including the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, Sigma Aldrich, Monsanto and firms in the growing biotechnology field. SLU's Department of Biology also has a field station located in the Missouri Ozarks for research and teaching that provides unique opportunities for you to explore ecology and conservation biology through hands-on experiments and undergraduate research.
Studying the spatial patterns of biodiversity and their underlying evolutionary processes in the tropics, finding a genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s, collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on cancer research – these are just a few of the research boundaries that City College biology faculty are pushing. And the students mentored in their labs have traveled as far afield as the Galapagos Islands, tracing the footsteps of Charles Darwin, and as close to home as Harlem, looking at health disparities in this changing neighborhood. Biology students at City College pursue Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. The PhD is offered jointly by the City University of New York and City College, with areas of specialization in cell and molecular biology, neurobiology, and ecology and evolutionary biology.
Biology is the study of living organisms. Our vibrant and exciting Bachelor of Science in Biology program engages you with courses encompassing both organismal and molecular biology, including general biology, animal physiology, evolution, genetics, plants and human affairs, zoology, and many others. You will be challenged with countless hands-on learning experiences and many opportunities to do real science, both in your classes and in federally-funded research laboratories. Every biology major completes a year-long research project. Many students present this work at local undergraduate meetings, and even international scientific conferences. At New England College you will have opportunities for professional internships, biology-related travel courses, earning credits for getting certified as a biology teacher, and employment in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program. We will help you attain your career goals, whether that be graduate school or employment in such places as educational institutions, federal agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and private industry.
The Department of Biology is renowned for its work in behavioral ecology, animal behavior, and marine biology. Here, you can study fish, turtles, and crustaceans in the Aquatic Research Laboratory, an advanced center that is equipped with high capacity fresh and saltwater tanks. Our Miracle-Gro Greenhouse offers the ideal environment to study plant anatomy, ecology and photosynthesis. The first of its kind on Long Island and only the third in New York State, our Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and is one of just 32 genetic counseling master’s degree programs nationwide. Our campus is located close to outstanding natural resources, where students and faculty members conduct field research. Internships are available at well-known institutions such as North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the New York Hall of Science.
This academic subplan within the B.S. Biology major focuses on the integration of biological systems at the whole organism level, and on how living organisms exist in populations, species, and communities within their environment. Core classes such as genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology are combined with courses such as biochemistry, statistics, and systematics or organismal diversity to provide a strong foundation in biology. Students choose electives from a diverse set of classes that allow them to focus on areas of interest.
Take the first step toward a career as a microbiologist, nature conservation officer, doctor, pharmacologist, marine biologist and more with an Associate of Science Degree in Biology. Biology is the study of life. It explores the diversity and similarities of living things and the interaction between them and their environments. If you’ve ever wondered how fingerprints are formed or why certain sounds – like nails dragged across a chalkboard – make your skin crawl, Biology has the answers. Biology is also linked to other sciences, such as Chemistry and Physics, as each depends on the other to create life. For example, Biology depends on Chemistry because living things depend on the interaction of atoms and molecules. Without Physics ‒ space, matter, energy and time ‒ living things could not exist on Earth. In this program, you’ll study human anatomy and physiology, general biology, microbiology, pathophysiology, marine biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, zoology and evolution.
Biology courses at Skagit Valley College are designed to prepare students for careers in health fields or future work in research or industry. Classes are offered in a variety of science areas, from marine biology and environmental sciences, to anatomy and physiology and microbiology. Biology majors should take Majors Ecology and Evolution (BIOL& 221), Majors Cellular and Molecular (BIOL& 222), and Majors Physiology (BIOL& 223) as a full-year sequence. Biology majors should meet with a faculty advisor quarterly. Pre-nursing students should take the sequence of General Biology (BIOL& 160), Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL& 241), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL& 242), and Microbiology (BIOL& 260). CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161 is a prerequisite for BIOL& 160. Prenursing students should meet with a faculty advisor quarterly.
The B.A. Program in Biology provides a foundation in the traditional disciplines in biology and chemistry within the context of a liberal arts education. Our goal is for students to achieve a basic understanding of the principles that govern living systems and the methods used to study them. Our program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in basic sciences and health care.
As a biology major, you’ll gain a solid foundation in laboratory, field, and classroom science by learning about evolution, genetics, ecology, molecular biology, and physiology. Students who have a keen interest in a particular area of study within biology are encouraged to choose an optional concentration in biotechnology, health careers, or marine science based on their interests and career goals. The biology major is especially collaborative and career-focused: You’ll have the option of joining The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the Health Careers Club, which provides faculty-guided research opportunities to give you hands-on experience in the lab and field. The Arthur J. West Alumni Seminar Series allows you to network with and learn from alumni healthcare leaders. Suffolk is also home to the Chi Kappa chapter of the National Biological Honor Society. The Biology department also offers undergraduate degrees in Radiation Science and Radiation Therapy. The department is home to two fully accredited post-baccalaureate certificate programs: Radiation Therapy and Medical Dosimetry.
The Department of Biology provides foundational courses that emphasize progress in our understanding of cell biology, genetics, and evolution. In addition, advanced courses in anatomy and physiology, development, microbiology, ecology, neurobiology, endocrinology, and genomics provide specialty training across a wide range of student and faculty interests. Faculty members conduct research in a diversity of sub-disciplines including neuroscience, bacteriology, physiology, endocrinology, molecular evolution, immunology, embryology, and computational genomics. Students are encouraged to conduct hands-on research projects in faculty laboratories, many of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and/or National Science Foundation (NSF). Students also have the opportunity to visit, observe, and intern at some of the nation's most prestigious biological research centers, including the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aquarium in Baltimore, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Biology is often called the science of life. It encompasses many divisions that all involve the study of living organisms. Biology is an excellent foundation for medical, dental, and veterinary schools or other professional degrees.
Biology is the comprehensive study of life, a broad subject incorporating disciplines from a variety of scientific fields such as genetics, zoology, and global biodiversity. Students who study biology at Widener graduate with more than a degree; they emerge as critical thinkers who are skilled in the scientific process and have a passion for making discoveries of their own.
Interested in investigating the natural world? Fascinated with living organisms and want to explore them further? Intrigued by the prospect of doing independent research? Excited about the possibility of doing an internship? Want hands on, real world, research and field experiences, with contacts and connections for jobs and graduate/professional schools? Thrilled to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences? Want to become a health care provider (doctor, dentist, veterinarian), a researcher, or a teacher?
Accomplished educators guide you as you create your path among the five tracks of our Biology major: General Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pre-Health, Research Intensive, or Ecology and Conservation. Work closely with faculty in small classes and state-of-the-art labs.
We are a collaborative, inclusive, supportive, and focused community dedicated to research, teaching, and service. We explore a wide range of fundamental biological questions with a focus on molecular cell biology at all levels, from molecular structure to human disease. Join us.
Students interested in building a strong foundation of biological concepts and learning about ethical issues in the field of biology have great opportunities for research and academic success at Webster University. Biology majors and minors are students who seek a broad exposure to the biological sciences, yet also want the flexibility to pursue a secondary course of study like education or business. Undergrads in the biology program also have the option to focus their degree with an area of emphasis.
At the undergraduate level, the Department of Biology at Emory offers a diverse and extensive curriculum designed to expose students to cutting edge theory and practice in biology. Successful completion of the introductory biology sequence prepares students for advanced study in cell and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and other biological subdisciplines. Opportunities are provided for supervised laboratory experiences, seminars, directed study, and research. Our curriculum is designed to provide the biological background necessary for post-baccalaureate training at the graduate or professional level.
The Department of Biology offers both thesis and non-thesis Master of Science degree programs. Both programs require a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses at the 300 level or higher. A minimum of 18 semester hours of formal course work is required for the thesis degree, and a minimum of 24 semester hours of formal course work for the non-thesis degree. The remaining credits may be research credits (BIOL 601 Research and BIOL 651 Thesis M.S.). The Entrepreneurial Biotechnology (EB) is a two-year Plan A professional MS degree in Biology. The EB program includes four required courses, an internship, and electives to make up the 30 semester hours. The thesis is based on a real entrepreneurial project with an existing company or your own startup (the internship).
Prestigious and in-demand among students all over the world Rendcomb College (College Rendcomb College) was founded in 1920, but its main building - an old mansion designed and built by the legendary architect Philip Hardwick - dates back to 1865. Today, the college is highly rated in both the UK and the world: it is included in the Conference of Directors of Schools (it unites the 200 best British boarding schools of mixed type of education and men's boarding schools), boasts excellent academic results of its students and graduates:
Of the most developed and successful subjects in the school, there are humanitarian courses, physics and mathematics.
The total number of students (both boys and girls - the college works on a mixed system of education) is 420 people, of which 120 study at full board (37 are students of the international department). The boarding house (residing in campus residences) is open to children from 10 years and older.