The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equal opportunity and respect for all students, staff and faculty, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. We welcome a diverse set of voices, because it is right to do so, and because diversity of experience and thought leads to creativity of ideas and, ultimately, to better science. If you are from a group that is under-represented in science, or in biology specifically, we encourage you to consider a degree, and ultimately a career, in biology.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree Program in Biology emphasizes a more quantitative approach to biology than the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. The BS program will help students develop computer and mathematical skills needed for biological sciences in the 21st century. Students opting for BS must take advanced mathematics and computer science courses, including one upper division mathematical biology course. This curriculum is ideal for students who wish to work in industry, in government, or as a researcher or teacher.