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The curriculum in biology is designed to acquaint students with living organisms as whole, functioning entities that, in their diversity, share many common features. In addition to providing the scientific background required of all educated citizens, the courses provide a foundation upon which the student may build a graduate program, undertake training in health-related professions such as medicine or pharmacy, or prepare for secondary-level science teaching. Students also participate in independent or small group research.

In order to help students achieve their career goals, the Biology Department offers five majors: Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology, General Biology and Zoology.


Upper-level students may enroll in marine biology, ecological, and behavioral courses by cooperative agreement with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory or the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. (Contact Michael Schiebout -


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