The Biology Major offers four different option areas to allow students to customize their degree for specific educational and career goals:
The Biomedical Sciences option is for those interested in preparing themselves for careers and graduate/professional schools in the health and biomedical fields.
The Biological Sciences option allows students to specialize in vertebrate biology, plant biology, zoology, or other areas by choosing their electives according to their own area of interest. In that way it is both more flexible and more able to be tailored to a student's needs and goals.
The Ecology, Organismal, and Field Biology option is for those interested in a practical field-based curriculum and obtaining specific skills for for careers with land management agencies.
The Cell/Molecular option is for those interested in preparing for graduate study in molecular biology and careers related to biotechnology.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Biology in any one of these areas, please meet with a Biology advisor as soon as possible. To find an appropriate advisor, please speak with any Biology faculty member or staffperson in the Science Hall Office (Cascade 101, 552-6341). If you would like to declare yourself a Biology major, please see staff in the Science Hall Office for an advisor.