Laboratory Technician • Physical Therapy • Field Technician • Occupational Therapy • Naturalist • Education • Medical/Pharmaceutical Sales • and more
Life is complex and diverse, and the concentration in Organismal Biology was designed to allow students to more fully explore that diversity. This concentration provides a broad core of biology courses as well as a framework of electives exposing students to the various levels of biology from cell and microbiology through physiology and diversity studies.
Students interested in a broad biology background will be particularly interested in this concentration, as well as those who may wish to pursue a different course toward a career in education. Pre-physical therapy or pre-occupational therapy students can also tailor a program through careful selection of electives to help prepare them for admission to professional programs.
|Curriculum Component||Courses Required *|
|Required Support Courses - Foundation for biological studies||
CHEM 121-122 and either 341 or 310-319
|Biology Requirements - General and focused studies in biological sciences||
CORE: BIOL 130, 140, 331, 336, 337, 391, and 410 or 411
|Electives - Courses for deeper exploration of the discipline or exploring related areas||
15 hours selected from upper-division courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Up to 4 hours of Biochemistry (BCHE) may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.
* Students must earn a C or better in all required and elective courses.
Programs of Study
The Biology Department has several different programs of study available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As a student, the best way to get involved is to get to know the faculty, learn their interests, and find out more about their research programs.