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.
Develop your foundation in structural health monitoring and analysis, materials processing, water and energy efficiency, and gain real-world experience through specialized projects, architectural studio courses, and paid internships while preparing for a career focused on the structural integrity and resilience of buildings and the comfort and health of their occupants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.