Undergraduate Major Programs
Build a solid foundation in microbiology, plant biology, food science, and nutrition with hands-on learning alongside faculty mentors and industry partners as you learn how to use microorganisms and plants in modern food production, medicine, and the chemical industry in biosciences careers in agriculture, food, or manufacturing.
Industrial Plant and Microbial Biotechnology Emphasis
Learn how to use plants and microbes to develop products and technologies that help improve our lives and the health of the planet with applications in many fields, such as agriculture, food processing, medicine, and the industrial production of biomolecules, biofuels, and other chemicals.
This interdisciplinary program serves as a launchpad for careers solving real-world problems in the private sector or for advanced study in applications such as engineering and medicine. This major combines a broad interest in physics with practical career skills, networking opportunities, and an Engineering Senior Design Project.
Learn from award-winning faculty with diverse specialties including protein structure and function, molecular genetics, medicinal biochemistry, optics, physics, and more to address critical challenges that humans face today and tomorrow.
Organismal Biology Emphasis
This major offers broad training in biological molecules, cells, organisms, communities and entire ecosystems and the study of the study of genetics, biochemistry, ecology and evolution. Immersive, hands-on experience prepares you for a satisfying career in myriad professions, with an emphasis on preparing for graduate or professional school.
Biosystems Analytics & Technology
Your interest in science, technology, big data, and analytics can contribute to solving the natural resources, food, energy, and health challenges of the future. Coursework combines biological, physical, and data sciences with technology to environmental, ecological, biological, and human challenges in careers at the intersection of science, technology, and analytics.
Lively discussions, one-on-one help, hands-on labs and activities, and design projects prepare you for high-profile research in areas ranging from reusable water to semiconductor manufacturing or a careers in medicine, research, medical product and drug development, food production, water treatment, and manufacturing processes.
Uncover the groundbreaking solutions and cutting-edge innovations that will help shape the future of science, technology, medicine and engineering while delevoping a strong theoretical background in physics, materials science, medicine and biology tand learning how to apply that knowledge to a range of biological and physical systems.
Medicine and Society Emphasis
Explore a variety of topics in courses taught by practicing physicians and medical scientists including what it is to be a healthcare professional; medical ethics; professionalism; health care delivery to improve quality care; advanced anatomical, biochemical, neurological, and physiological science; pathology of disease; mechanisms of treatment; and integrative therapies.
Learn how microorganisms interact with their surroundings with diverse coursework in food safety and consumer health; plant pathology and microbiology; environmental microbiology; microbial genomics and biotechnology; and medical microbiology. This program cultivates your expertise in preparation for highly specialized professions from biotechnology to medical science.