​No matter what area of life science interests you, the CMU Department of Biology has a program for you. In-depth opportunities range from cell and molecular biology, genetics, and microbiology to developmental biology, physiology, botany, ecology and conservation biology.

Prepare yourself for a successful career with personalized attention and exceptional resources at CMU.  Participate in applied research, scholarship and creative activity.  Many of your professors are experienced professionals who incorporate real-world insights into their teaching. By blending theory with hands-on research, your classes are designed to help you get you ready for your career or post-graduate training.

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.

As an undergraduate, you'll start w​ith a core of biology instruction, followed by opportunities to study in more specialized areas.

Graduate programs include a Master of Science degree emphasizing thesis research or a non-thesis degree in biology for teachers. Interdepartmental programs include a neuroscience major and natural resources minor.

To develop the background and skills you need for these and other biology-related careers, choose your academic major or minor from these CMU programs: