A degree in biology is one of the most versatile degrees available for college students, providing opportunities in medicine, healthcare, scientific research, genetic counseling, biotechnology, laboratory science, pharmacy, environmental consulting, ecosystems management, conservation, education, and more.
Biology students are able to specialize in several areas of study through a variety of degree options, including a biomedical emphasis, or emphases in environmental or organismal biology. A biology minor is also an option that can be added to a variety of different majors.
The UNI Department of Biology provides specialized opportunities and individual attention that foster student success. Take a look at what our amazing students achieve here.
- Biology, B.A. (Honors)
- Biology: Biomedical, B.A. (Honors)
- Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, B.A. (Honors)
- Biology, B.S. (Honors)
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
With more than 500 students, the biology department offers many opportunities to get involved. Join one of the many pre-professional clubs, honors society or student clubs and interact with students that share your interests.
You can be a discoverer of scientific information, not just a consumer. Qualified students in biology programs have the opportunity to work with faculty members on research projects, giving you the opportunity to truly be a scientist and have great experience to add to graduate and professional school applications.
The biology department is housed in the McCollum Science Hall, Biology Research Complex and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. These buildings have well-equipped lecture halls and laboratory classrooms. There are also 160 acres of native and reconstructed prairies and forests in the UNI Biological Preserves System, two greenhouses with a variety of climates, a scanning-electron microscope and more.
COMMON CAREER AREAS
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Department of Biology, Head & Professor