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COSAM Majors and Minors


Applied Mathematics

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics





  • Earth Systems Science Option 

Laboratory Science

Marine Biology


Medical Laboratory Science

Microbial, Cellular, and Molecular Biology

  • Microbiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Option

Organismal Biology

  • Conservation and Biodiversity Option
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Option
  • Integrative Biology Option


Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, and Pre-Optometry

Major In: Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, or Organismal Biology

Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Physician's Assistant

Major In: Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics, or Organismal Biology


Major In: Biomedical Sciences

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Major In: Microbiology or Organismal Biology


A minor is a group of courses in a particular area. A COSAM student is NOT required to declare a minor, but sometimes, a minor is a good option for students who are interested in other areas. In general, students will want to consult the AU Bulletin on any minor requirements that are outside COSAM. He/she may also want to visit the particular department for which he/she is interested in a minor to find out more information about the courses required.

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