Undergraduate
Undergraduate Programs
As an undergraduate, you'll start with a core of biology instruction, followed by opportunities to study in more specialized areas.

A major or minor in biology can be applied to a variety of programs designed to serve career interests of students in elementary and secondary teaching, natural resources, medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-osteopathy, pre-veterinary, and prepare you for graduate studies in the biological sciences.

Choose from majors in:
  • Biology
    (with options in Pre-Graduate/Pre-Professional Programs, Microscopy, Natural Resources)
  • Biology/Biomedical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Natural Resources Minor
  • Neuroscience Major
  • Science Minor

Elementary Education

  • Integrated Science Major
  • Integrated Science Minor

Secondary Education

  • Integrated Science
  • Biology Major
  • Biology Minor

Biology (B.A., B.S.)

Biology/Biomedical Sciences Major (B.A., B.S.)

The Biomedical Sciences Major is designed for students interested in pursuing professional programs in human and/or animal medicine or biomedical research. This course of study is designed to satisfy the prerequisites for admission into professional programs as well as provide students with the breadth and depth of scientific concepts in biology, chemistry and physics to perform well on required admission exams for professional programs, such as the MCAT, DAT or GRE.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Natural Resources Minor (B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.; B.S. in B.A. degrees)

Students with the Natural Resources Minor (NRM) have majors in a variety of areas such as Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Geography, and Environmental Studies. Majors do not typically allow course choices from outside the major department.

Neuroscience Major (B.S.)

The Neuroscience Major is designed to provide you with the requisite academic background, technical skills, and hands-on research experience to successfully compete for either neuroscience-related jobs in the private and public sectors or for admission to graduate or professional schools.

Science Minor (B.A.; B.S.; B.S. in B.A. degrees)

This minor satisfies the science requirement for the Dietetics major and is administered by the Department of Biology.

Teaching Majors and Minors

Integrated Science Major (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Elementary Ed.

Provisional Elementary Certification

This major offers a balanced interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences if you are planning to teach elementary or middle school. The required courses have been selected to prepare you to teach the science content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework including strong preparation in science inquiry through laboratory and field methods experiences.

Integrated Science Minor (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Elementary Ed.

Provisional Elementary Certification or Provisional Elementary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement

This minor offers a balanced interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences if you are planning to teach elementary school. The required courses have been selected to prepare you to teach the science content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework including strong preparation in science inquiry through laboratory and field methods experiences.

Integrated Science Major (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Secondary Ed.

Provisional Secondary Certification

This major offers a balanced interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences if you are planning to teach secondary school science. The required courses have been selected to prepare you to teach the science content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework including strong preparation in science inquiry through laboratory and field methods experiences.

Biology Major (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Secondary Ed.

Provisional Secondary Certification and Provisional Secondary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement

Biology Minor (B.S. in Ed. degree) - Secondary Ed.

Provisional Secondary Certification and Provisional Secondary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement

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