The curricula of the Biology Department support the efforts of a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to providing general background for minors in Biology and developing scientific competence in its own majors, the Biology Department provides curricula for the pre-med program and support courses for other divisional majors with science requirements. We seek to prepare students who major in Biology for (1) graduate studies in biology; (2) entrance into related professional schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.; and (3) entry-level positions in related fields as laboratory assistants or technicians. The complete biology curricular outline is available upon request.
The pre-medical program curricula and the nursing curricula may be found in the Natural Sciences and School of Nursing sections, respectively. In addition to the curriculum for majors, pre-meds, and pre-nursing students, the Biology Department provides science curriculum to prepare students in other majors like science education, careers in business, or other careers that may demand a knowledge of scientific information. The Biology Department also offers a four-year medical technology program in cooperation with affiliated hospitals.
Science Education majors will complete certain courses within the Biology major as one of the possible content areas leading toward teacher certification. Professionalization of this certification occurs in the Division of Education curricula with the choice of either the single field Biology major or the dual field Biology/Chemistry major. Other campus divisions of study will advise students into service courses that meet their needs for science training related to other career paths.