Biology Major

Description: A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. Is Biology the right major for you?
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Biology Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Biology?

Biology majors are inquisitive. They want to know how and why things work and like to analyze how things are interrelated. This student will likely enjoy conducting experiments or reading about how things work. This student is capable of working independently and has good written and verbal communication skills. A strong interest in the sciences and mathematics is important.

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What Courses Do Biology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Biology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Physiology
  • Animal Biology
  • Behavior
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Embryonic Development
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Parasitology

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Biology may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: