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The Department of Integrative Biology prepares students for diverse fields through outstanding courses in the life sciences coupled with hand-on professional training. Faculty teaching, research and mentoring expertise are drawn from Integrative Biology and the School of Life Sciences to deliver the Biology and Zoology majors.
The Biology Major delivers broad, interdisciplinary training which can be used as a foundation for a wide variety of life sciences careers. Students can choose to specialize in one of seven transcript-visible options (see below) or select from a wealth of coursework in areas such as evolution, organismal biology and physiology to meet their specific professional interests. Biology is a common home for pre-veterinary medicine, as well as pre-medicine and other health professions. A Biology minor is also available.
The Zoology major focuses on the diversity, organismal biology, ecology and evolution of animals. Many Zoology majors are interested in animal care and husbandry, as well as careers in field work, informal education, agency work and museum curation. Elective courses in organismal biology, ecology and evolutionary biology and policy and management and can be used to pursue a variety of professional interests. The Zoology major does not provide the proper training for veterinary medicine, and interested students should instead look at the Biology major.