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News about upcoming changes to the undergraduate majors in Biological Sciences
Starting in spring semester 2013 the Department will be offering a new major called "Organismal Biology". This major will replace the current Zoology and Botany majors. The changes reflects a new emphasis on the foundational concepts common to both zoology and botany. These changes will provide a strong background to students interested in conservation biology, ecology, evolution and behavior as well as provide an excellent foundation for the health professions. Students interested in zoology and botany will still find a wide array of elective courses on plants and animals. Three formal options will be offered in Organismal Biology; 1) Conservation Biology, 2) Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and 3) Integrative Biology.
Majors (as of Spring 2013):
The Department offers three majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. These curricula are designed to provide students with a solid foundation in biology as well as providing the opportunity for specialization. All of these majors also provide a strong preparation for further study in graduate programs or in professional schools, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other allied health fields.
Marine Biology (MARB)
Microbial, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Organismal Biology (Tentative)
Current students who are enrolled in any of the Zoology or Botany tracks will find their curriculum models on the COSAM Student Services website.
To facilitate planning your curriculum, review the Long-range Planning Schedules.