If you are interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, ecology, environmental science, wildlife, conservation, forestry, genetics, or other areas of biology, you will find that our undergraduate curriculum and facilities offer excellent preparation for graduate and professional schools. A major in biology will also prepare you well for a career in other health-related professions including medical technology, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.
Our graduate program maintains research emphasis in both ecology and health and molecular biology.
The Graduate Programs of the Biology Department endeavor to provide an academic atmosphere in which graduate students and faculty can work together as a community of scholars. Through the free exchange of information, it is hoped that each student will broaden his/her intellectual perspectives, prepare for a productive vocation, and realize his/her potential as a scientist and as a responsible and informed member of society. Before embarking on graduate-level study, it is essential that the student has an understanding of the basic concepts in biology. With such, he/she then can:
- develop expertise in a specialized field of biology through independent study and research, supported by a well-planned program of cognate courses,
- learn the methods employed in biological investigation and proceed toward making his/her own contribution to the scientific community, and
- participate in the dissemination of the biological knowledge.