Biology is the science that studies life. It examines everything from microscopic cells to life-sustaining systems such as forests and wetlands. A degree from the biology department prepares you to make a difference as an educator, medical professional, scientist or environmental advocate.
All majors give you a firm grounding in research and career preparation. You begin research your freshman year and can continue year-round if you wish. You can earn a general biology degree, or you can add one of three concentrations if you want a focused degree. A biomedical science degree is available if you want to pursue a medical career. These degrees ready you for graduate studies or professional schools. You also can earn an education degree to teach high school science. Additionally, you can earn a master’s degree in biology.