Biologists study life at scales ranging from molecular control of cancer, to population dynamics of elephants, to the role of wetlands in global carbon cycles. Biology also provides a basis for training in medicine and health sciences.

General Interest Area:

Cellular and molecular biology, botany, zoology, health sciences and medicine, ecology, evolution, behavior, microbiology, and aquatic biology.

High School Background:

Biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics through trigonometry, and English.

Plan of Study:

Students may obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree in biological sciences. Both degrees provide solid grounding in biology, general science, and mathematics, yet have the flexibility for you to focus on areas that particularly interest you, from molecular biology to ecosystem ecology.

How to get Involved:

Contact the Biological Sciences department for information on student clubs, internships, volunteer or student job opportuniites.

Career and Graduate Possibilites:

Both the B.A. and B.S. Biological Sciences degrees prepare students for advanced study (e.g., graduate degree programs or professional training in medicine and health sciences), for work in a variety of positions requiring a background in biology (e.g., science writing, work in private consulting firms or governmental agencies), and can be part of the training for teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Related Websites:

UAF Biological Sciences Department
UAF Catalog Description

Biological Sciences degree worksheet (unofficial)

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