General Concentration

The General Concentration combines a strong core of fundamentals followed by advanced training in upper-level courses. The department emphasizes hands-on experience in laboratory and field settings. Students pursuing the General Concentration have the most flexibility in course selection from cell/molecular courses to courses in physiology, evolution or whole organisms.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: General Concentration

Students majoring in Biology may continue their education in professional schools or pursue graduate study in such diverse fields as animal physiology, molecular biology, botany, biochemistry, genetics, behavior genetics, ecology, microbiology, and neuroscience. Graduates not electing advanced study may obtain employment as technicians or research assistants in pharmaceutical industries, in hospital, clinical, and government laboratories, or at environmental firms. There are also many career opportunities for teachers with good training in the sciences. Certification is available for students interested in teaching science at the elementary or secondary level.