Biology

Our innovative academic programs are designed to shape your curiosity into countless career options. Our graduates have gone on to work across the globe in fields like medicine, dentistry and conservation.

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Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

The B.A. in Biology is for students who want a solid background in biology but want less rigorous studies in the supporting sciences. This degree requires less advanced coursework in math, physics and chemistry than is required for the B.S. in Biology. This program recommended for students who want to combine a biology degree with coursework from other disciplines to accommodate their career goals.

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Bachelor of Science in Biology

The B.S. in Biology is for students interested in preparing for graduate studies, professional school or entry-level employment in a science-related field. This degree requires more advanced coursework in math, physics and chemistry than is required for the B.A. in Biology. Students will also complete requirements for a minor in chemistry.

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Emphasis areas

Students in B.S. program may choose to select an emphasis area; however, this is not required.

Biology minor

Students in all degrees are welcome to explore a biology minor to help them reach their professional goals.

Bachelor's-to-master's degree

For students interested in a combined bachelor's and master's degree, an accelerated five-year program of study is available.

Master of Arts in Biology

This is a one-year pre-professional degree program (June to May) that provides students with the broad, general knowledge of human anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology that is necessary for successful admission into medical, osteopathic, dental, pharmacy and veterinary programs. Applications are accepted for a Summer term start and the application deadline is May 1.

Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

Students who earn their M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology will be trained in the fundamental principles of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry, and will develop research skills for successful careers as technical specialists or successfully compete for doctoral and professional graduate programs. The M.S. degree in cell and molecular biology is offered as either a research or a non-research (coursework) degree, which may be earned with a bioinformatics emphasis. The non-research degree may be done on a part-time basis.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Co-disciplines

  • Cell Biology and Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Seminars

The biology program presents two seminar programs that promote a better and more expansive knowledge of the sciences, explore new discoveries and techniques and provide advice for your scientists.

  • Biology Seminars are hosted every Thursday from 3:45–5 p.m. during the academic year. Currently, these seminars are held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email Mary Flores
  • Intramural Research Seminar Series (IRSS) faculty and research staff seminars are held every Tuesday from noon–1 p.m. during the semester, unless noted. This Fall IRSS will resume in-person in SH 522 and via Zoom simultaneously. If you would like to attend or present via Zoom, please email Jeff Price.

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Research Areas

  • Biostatistics
  • DNA-protein interactions
  • Drug import, export and resistance
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of disease states
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Genomics, evolution and reproductive biology
  • Global health and population modeling
  • Mobile devices in health care
  • Neurobiology and neuroscience
  • Pathogenic fungi, yeast and molds
  • Protein x-ray crystallography
  • Regeneration
  • RNA: structural modification - RNA-DNA hybrids
  • Structural biology
  • Susceptibility testing of pathogens
  • Virology

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