Majors in the Biological Sciences
Biology is the study of the living world around us. It explores the structure and function of living organisms including animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. Through one-on-one interaction with our faculty, our students gain in-depth experience in the process of science, learn laboratory techniques, as well as share in the excitement of scientific discovery.
The Biology program is delivered by the Biology department.
Physiology is a branch of biology that focuses on the functions of organisms. Through interaction with our faculty, students receive robust foundations in anatomy and physiology and cellular and integrative physiology, as well as in cutting-edge investigational techniques that characterize modern day physiological research.
The Physiology program is delivered by the Biology department.
Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (BCMB)BCMB includes the cutting edge topics of genomics (study of an organism’s entire genetic make-up), proteomics (study of the structure and functions of proteins) and bioinformatics (using technology to store and evaluate biological data). Graduates with the BCMB major are prepared for advanced study, including medical school and research-based Ph.D. programs, or for biotechnical careers in the pharmaceutical, health or agricultural industries.
The BCMB program is jointly delivered by the Biology and Chemistry departments.
Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science is an interdisciplinary program that provides a rigorous and comprehensive grounding in the biological, chemical and physical aspects of the natural environment.
The Environmental Science program is jointly delivered by the Biology and Chemistry departments.
NeuroscienceNeuroscience is the study of the nervous system, particularly the workings of the brain. Vitally important, the nervous system controls how we behave, how we feel and how we function. Of critical importance is the study of diseases, which impact the brain and other areas of the nervous system. Research seeks to understand causes and discover successful treatments. Students gain an understanding of the brain by exploring the behavioral, cellular and anatomical aspects of the nervous system.
The Neuroscience program is jointly delivered by the Biology and Psychology departments.