Our departmental philosophy is that as biologists, we all have a common educational grounding. As a result, our students will take a common set of core courses designed to expose them to the full breadth of biology. After completing foundational courses, students may select among several different emphases of study that align with their specific interest or desired career path. To learn more about specific pathways through biology, explore the requirements of our biology major, or our comprehensive biology major with an emphasis. Students that have specific interests in healthcare and other pre-professional programs supported by biology, should also explore our pre-professional programs webpage.