Programs

B.A., Biology

The B.A. degree is designed for students seeking a broad foundation in biology as part of a liberal education in the arts and sciences. Provided that careful attention is paid to the requirements for advanced (post-baccalaureate) and professional programs, the B.A. degree is appropriate for those students (1) preparing for dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy or …

B.S., Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology

The Cell and Molecular option prepares students for graduate programs or careers as research associates in a variety of fields (e.g. medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural or biotechnology) in academic, governmental or industrial labs or a variety of similar settings.

B.S., Biology

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Option II) of the B.S. degree prepares graduates for employment in positions such as ecologist or wildlife preserve manager; for positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management, National or State Parks and other government agencies and private organizations; or for consulting positions in formulating environmental impact reports. A …

B.S., Biology

Microbiology


The Microbiology Option prepares students for graduate programs or careers as research associates in a variety of fields (e.g., medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural or environmental biotechnology; medical device, cosmetic, food- and water-quality assurance) in academic, governmental or industrial labs or a variety of similar settings.

B.S., Biology

Biotechnology/Medical Technology

This option has two tracks. The Biotechnology track prepares students for graduate programs or careers in biotechnology or cellular and molecular biology in medical, industrial, agricultural or other applications. The Medical Technology track prepares students for the clinical year of training and the California License exam in Clinical Laboratory Science or for training and Certification …

B.S., Biology

Marine Biology

The Marine Biology Option prepares graduates for employment in the marine sciences and for advanced graduate study. Advisement is mandatory and a course program must be approved by an advisor by the beginning of the student’s junior year.

Minor in Biology

The Minor in Biology allows students to explore various areas of biology.

M.S., Biology

The Department of Biology offers one graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Biology. Our graduate students in the program specialize in areas of interest such as cell biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and systematics and organismal biology. The program is research oriented and requires the …