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The Biology Department offers three majors: biology, cell and molecular biology, and environmental science. These majors share a common first year of course work, providing foundational knowledge in biology, followed by courses which provide breadth and depth in your discipline of choice. In addition, interdisciplinary concentrations are available in population and public health, environmental studies, and neuroscience.

The interdisciplinary neuroscience concentration is coordinated by the Department of Psychology and is intended for biology, chemistry, and psychology majors who desire an interdisciplinary approach to the study of physiology, biochemistry, and behavior of higher organisms.

The M.S. degree is distinguished by a guided, in-depth research experience that includes the writing and presentation of a formal research proposal; the design, execution, and analysis of a research project; and the writing of a formal thesis. The graduate program in biology prepares students for teaching careers, professional school, or doctoral studies.