The department of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to a B.S. or B.A. in Biological Sciences and a B.S. in Microbiology.
The diverse interests of faculty members span the spectrum of biology, ranging from molecular and cellular biology through organismal biology to ecology, evolution, and population biology. Students benefit from this diversity and from the high degree of collaboration among faculty members. In addition, the department enjoys close ties with several other departments, universities, and facilities; these provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training.
The degree programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the biology and health professions, in research and teaching through course work, research, student teaching, seminars, journal clubs, and informal discussion. Students are expected and encouraged to develop the habits of independent, critical thought and study.