Undergraduate Programs

Department of Biology Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Biology's undergraduate curriculum starts with a core of courses that teach students the fundamentals of the life sciences, both in concept and method. Areas of teaching and research interest cover an extensive range of topics including cell biology, environmental and molecular microbiology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience, ecology and animal behavior.

Programs and Services

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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Independent student research is at the core of our department. Undergraduates can participate in research in three ways: for academic course credit, for pay or as volunteers.

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Outreach Activities

Outreach Activities

Our biology department ensures that undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in outreach activities, whether paid or volunteer. 

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Facilities

Facilities

The Science Center provides students space and equipment to conduct hands-on research and work alongside our faculty members.