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CellBiologyandPhysiologyEmphasis:
Studentsinthisemphasisstudytheformandfunctionoflivingorganisms–fromsingle‐
celledbacteriatothehumanbody.Aftercompletingthecorebiologycourses(Genetics,
CellBiology,andBiotechnologyLabMethods),studentsinthisemphasischoosean
additionalcoursewithafocusatthecellularorsubcellularlevel(MolecularBiologyor
Microbiology).Theyalsochooseadditionalelectivesintheirareaofinterest,withoptions
ofBehavioralNeuroscience,DevelopmentalBiology,andHumanAnatomyandPhysiology
amongothers(seechecklist–linkbelow).Popularminorswiththisemphasisare
ChemistryandPhysicalSciences,althoughstudentshaveminorsinstudiesasdiverseas
SpanishorDance.
AllBiologymajorsarerequiredtogainexperienceoutsideoftheclassroom.Optionsfor
thisrequirementincludeundergraduateresearchwithafacultymentor,internships,or
travelstudies.Forstudentsinthisemphasisinterestedincontinuingtheireducationin
graduateschoolprograms,theopportunitytoundertakeundergraduateresearchcanbe
invaluable.Asresearchscientists‐in‐training,studentswillworkone‐on‐onewithafaculty
membertodevelopanexperiment,carryitout,andpresenttheirworkeitheroncampusor
atastateornationalmeeting.Forthosestudentsinterestedinacareerinindustry,the
departmenthasahistoryofworkingwithanumberoflocalbusinessestohelpyougain
experience.
Formoreinformationonfacultyresearchinterests,clickhere.Formoreinformationon
recentdepartmenthighlights,clickonthelinkfortheBiologyDepartmentFacebookPage.
FormoreinformationontheBiologicalSciencestravelstudies,clickonthelinkfor“Trips”.
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