The Biology Department serves more than a thousand undergraduate majors and minors, and provides courses for students of all majors. Explore the links below for more information.


Find out how to arrange a meeting with a Biology Department advisor.

Major requirements

A description of the courses required to complete the Biology major.

Recommended course sequences.

Course guides with suggested plans for completing a Biology major.

Integrative Experience

All students must complete an Integrative Experience requirement in their major, as part of the University's general education program.

Minor requirements

A description of the courses required to complete the Biology minor.

Biology course catalog

Descriptions of all Biology courses.

Biology course websites

The websites of current Biology courses. (Includes only those courses hosted on the Biology Department server. The sites for many Biology courses are hosted on the University's Moodle service.)

Course applications

Enrollment in a few biology courses is by application only.

Learning goals

The Biology Department has established learning goals for its majors.

Research opportunities

We offer a range of opportunities for undergraduate participation in faculty research.

Awards and Scholarships

Each year, the Biology Department honors a few undergraduates with small scholarship awards.

BioSci Club

The Biological Sciences Student Association welcomes all undergraduate students interested in the life sciences.

Residential programs

The Biology Department sponsors two residential programs for first-year students.

Study Abroad

Biology majors may choose to spend a semester or two in international or domestic exchange.

Biology Computer Resource Center

The BCRC supports the computing needs of Biology students and faculty.