The Biological Sciences undergraduate major is intended for the biology student who wishes to develop an individualized combination of courses at the advanced level. The student is free to plan a curriculum of great breadth or to choose an area of specialization not offered as a separate major by the department. Most of the undergraduates in our Department choose the Biological Sciences major, but students can also major in Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology.

The Biological Sciences major is suitable for those planning a career in which general familiarity with biological topics is desirable, such as jobs in biological or medical research, biological and pharmaceutical supply industries, scientific journalism, scientific libraries and museums, or in any industry where the products or by-products have potential biological impact. Completing the Biological Sciences major fulfills the basic science requirements for admission to medical, dental, and other health professional schools and to graduate biology programs. Graduate programs in Ecology and Evolution as well as Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB) are also available.