Undergraduate Major Programs

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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.

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Apply computational techniques to manage, analyze, and understand biological information with highly sophisticated computational algorithms and tools coupled with the deep biological knowledge. The degree program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise in both computational and biological domains necessary to be competitive in this rapidly growing field.

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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.

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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.

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Biosystems Engineering

Develop the skills and knowledge to help guide the world toward a sustainable future by studying ways to sustainably feed an ever-growing world population, harness and preserve natural resources, and overcome environmental challenges. Immersion in design throughout the major prepares you to help protect the health and well-being of humans, wildlife and the Earth.

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Chemical Engineering

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.

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Uncover the groundbreaking solutions and cutting-edge innovations that will help shape the future of science, technology, medicine and engineering while developing a strong theoretical background in physics, materials science, medicine and biology and learning how to apply that knowledge to a range of biological and physical systems.

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Civil Engineering

Prepare to create infrastructure that stands the test of time using methods and materials that preserve the world's vital resources and protect the environment while studying a broad range of subjects. Opportunities for paid internships, fieldwork, capstone projects and design-build competitions position graduates to fill much-needed roles in public and private sectors.

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Explore evolutionary ecology and genetics in the first department of its kind in the world. Prepare to pursue graduate study or a career such as scientific journalism, developing environmental and scientific policy, or practicing law in related fields through core courses in genetics, ecology and evolution, and additional opportunities for independent research.

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Hone your analytical skills and position you for a variety of career paths including business, manufacturing, labor, agriculture, natural resources ,and government. Students who wish to earn their B.A. in Economics must first enroll in the Pre-Economics major and complete a minor in a chosen area of interest and four semesters of a foreign language.