The Department of Biology offers a wide range of studies in the life sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty and researchers are passionately involved in teaching and conducting research in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental science, organismal physiology and development, and microbial pathogenesis and immunology. Faculty- and student-driven research within our department falls under the following general areas:
Our alums go on to have careers in medicine, veterinary sciences, dentistry and other allied health professions, including careers as physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists. Many hold research positions in the private sector; become technicians in government and academic labs; or work as research scientists and professors in diverse fields such as cancer biology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology and forensic biology.
Other career paths include genetic counseling, clinical trials coordination, bioinformatics, genomics, clinical lab medicine, public health, policy, science journalism, teaching and law. Biologists may also be employed in “green” jobs in biotechnology, field research, evolutionary biology, biodiversity and conservation. The opportunities are numerous and varied.