Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences provides basic training in a broad range of subjects including Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Organismal Biology.

Interdisciplinary programs in Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Microbiology are available for specialized concentrations. These all have quite similar prerequisite programs and, with a carefully chosen program, it is relatively easy to transfer from one to another. Students who may be interested in one of these programs are strongly urged to see the appropriate program adviser as soon as possible.

Biological Sciences Discipline Chair: Dr. Anne Danielson-Francois
Biological Sciences Advisor: Judy Nesmith

More about Biological Sciences

COVID-19 Update

Our laboratories will offer a combination of virtual experience, simulation and demonstration to provide as close to a true laboratory experience as possible.

Students taking Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Geology can expect a rigorous curriculum that will provide both lecture and laboratory experience yet maintain social distancing.

Degree Requirements

One aspect of Biology that intrigues me is the unknown factor.
— AMAN PATEL, BIOLOGY MAJOR

Student Learning Goals

By the time they graduate, Biological Sciences majors should be proficient in specific knowledge, communication, critical and independent thinking, and professional ethics, as described below:

Student Clubs & Organizations

Biology students may also be interested in other clubs and organizations in Natural Sciences, throughout CASL, and across campus, such as the Biology Club.