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We prepare students to succeed as pure scientists, medical doctors, veterinarians, and workers in any of the other health-related fields.

About the Program

The Biology program sees as its mission to prepare students to become professional biologists. The program has three lines of emphasis. The first is a strong foundation of common knowledge that is offered in a core sequence of classes including genetics, microbiology, and evolution. The second is the choice of different concentrations for additional training, either as a generalist with courses from across the discipline (General Biology concentration) or a curriculum focusing on specific areas of interest (Cellular & Molecular Biology or Ecology & Evolutionary Biology). Finally, we offer the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research through the Natural Sciences Honors Program. This is where qualified students work on an independent research project under a faculty director. Projects range from field ecology to modern genetics using the latest in molecular techniques.


Morganne Gregory (BS, ’17)

Recent Biology graduate (BS '17) Morganne Gregory is now employed at a preclinical oncology research facility (MI Bioresearch) in Ann Arbor, Michigan as an Assistant Scientist of Pharmacology Operations.