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Biology @ CMU

Understanding the functions of living organisms means having the knowledge of how every element of life operates within them, right down to the molecule. With a major in biomedical, cellular and molecular biology, you will explore molecular interactions that both drive and regulate cellular and physiological processes. As you work to gain understanding of biological concepts, you will have the opportunity to take part in research projects and learn the latest techniques in the laboratory.
From single-cell organisms to the most intelligent mammals on Earth, life exists all around us. While pursuing a biology major at Central Michigan University, you will be immersed into the lives of animals, plants and microorganisms, studying the science of how they interact with each other and their environment. With a biology major with a concentration in ecology, evolution and conservation, you will study, both in the lab and in the field, how different life forms coexist, all while forming the foundation of conservation efforts.

With all there is to see in the world, there’s even more the human eye can’t see. As a student in the biology program studying microscopy, you will use a variety of state-of-the-art instruments to study up close and personal everything left unseen by the naked eye. Using microscopes equipped with a variety of imaging techniques like laser scanning and electron scanning and transmitting, you will develop a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and physics. The common optical microscope that uses visible light — we have those too.

'03 Biology Graduate, Brett Alger, in the News

NOAA Fisheries National Electronic Technologies Coordinator Brett AlgerWe are working with fishermen, the regional fishery management councils, and other partners to integrate technology into data collections and observations to improve the timeliness, quality, cost effectiveness, and accessibility of fishery-dependent data. Electronic monitoring has clear potential to meet these challenges by incorporating cameras, gear sensors, and electronic reporting systems into fishing operations. Since 2006, NOAA Fisheries has invested more than $27 million to develop and implement electronic technologies across the nation. We spoke with the National Electronic Technologies Coordinator, Brett Alger, to learn more about electronic monitoring and the future of technology in fishing.

Upcoming Events

  • Lower Food Web Dynamics in the Great Lakes: Mussels, Mixotrophy and Trophic Modifications
     December 6, 2018
     4pm in Biosciences 1010
  • Dominance Hierarchy Formation and Social Network in a Cichlid Fish
     December 7, 2018
     2pm in Biosciences 2010

​Contact Us

  • Department of Biology
    Central Michigan University
    Biosciences 2100
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
    Phone: 989-774-3227
    Fax: 989-774-3462