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Undergraduate Programs

Our graduates have an extraordinarily high placement rate into graduate and professional schools, and over 85% of our alumni are working or studying in a biological field within five years post-graduation.

Bachelor of Arts:  A highly flexible degree program recommended for students with broad academic interests who may wish to combine studies in biology with those in other disciplines. Ideal for students who are considering studying abroad, a double major and/or a minor in distinct disciplines.

Bachelor of Science:  A program designed to provide the opportunity for in-depth study within particular sub-disciplines of the biological sciences. Students may select a broad-based degree or may choose to concentrate in cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, neurobiology or pre-health studies.

Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology:  In this highly interdisciplinary program, students integrate coursework in applied mathematics, computer science and the biological sciences, learning how to apply mathematics and computing to the study of genes and proteins. This training prepares students for graduate education in a bioinformatics-related field or for entry into the workforce of this emerging new discipline.

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science Combined Degree Program:  The BA/MS combined degree program provides an accelerated path to the Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Surgery Combined Degree Program:  The BS/DDS program combines three years of undergraduate study in biological sciences and four years of graduate work in dentistry. A combined BS/DDS degree is awarded after seven years. Further details concerning this program may be found at

Minor in the Biological Sciences:  To qualify for a Biological Sciences minor, students complete a short list of required and elective courses within the department. There is also a special Biotechnology Minor available for chemical engineering students.