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Biology Academic Offerings

Biology Majors and Minors

We have something for everyone who is interested in biology. Choose from a variety of majors and minors that study everything from the tiniest organisms to the great blue whale. Plus we have a track of courses that can help prepare you for graduate or pre-professional programs. No matter which route you take, you will get the chance to get up close and personal with biology through lab and field experiences on campus and across the globe.

The biology department offers the following programs:

  1. UW-Eau Claire's biochemistry and molecular biology bachelor's degree puts you at the forefront of innovation. Participate in collaborative research, train on leading-edge technology, and gain real-world experience from expert faculty.

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  2. Grounded in research with top-notch faculty and experiential learning opportunities unrivaled at other undergraduate institutions in this region. Find your passion, choose your path, and start making a difference with a biology degree from UW-Eau Claire.

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  3. On-campus greenhouse and 230 acres of natural area — you have access to these in the ecology and environmental biology emphasis degree program at UW-Eau Claire.

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  4. Uncover groundbreaking ways to improve our health and environment with a bachelor's degree in biology - microbiology from UW-Eau Claire.

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  5. Explore biological diversity, sustainability and environmental conservation — and how you can make a difference in our world — with a minor in environmental science.

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  6. Study marine life and all it offers with a marine science minor. A perfect pairing for those majoring in biology, chemistry, geography or geology.

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  7. Interested in becoming a chiropractor? Explore our pre-chiropractic curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  8. Interested in becoming a dentist? Explore our pre-dentistry curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  9. The pre-health science minor is designed for students preparing for post-baccalaureate health profession programs.

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  10. Interested in a career in medicine? Explore our pre-med curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  11. Interested in becoming an occupational therapist? Explore our pre-occupational therapy curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  12. Interested in becoming an optometrist? Explore our pre-optometry curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  13. Interested in becoming a pharmacist? Explore our pre-pharmacy curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  14. Interested in being a physical therapist? Explore our pre-physical therapy curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  15. Interested in becoming a physician assistant (PA)? Explore our pre-physician assistant curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  16. Interested in being a veterinarian? Explore our pre-veterinary medicine curriculum and take the next step toward your career.

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  17. Gain the skills, tools and certification necessary to teach science and biology through a rigorous curriculum paired with real-world experience.

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Being a Blugold has pushed me to be the best person that I am capable of being. In my time here I have worked harder than ever before and I could not be more proud of what I have accomplished. The most important thing I can say to future students is to leave your comfort zone because that is where you find yourself.

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Preparing you for the next step

Pursuing a future in a health career? The Health Careers Center can help you get prepared! We provide advising to help you stay on track, offer study materials for entrance exams and keep you informed about opportunities on campus and around the world.

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Bring on more biology

Get your fill of Biology outside of the classroom by joining a student organization. Not only will you have a blast with other biology lovers, but you can also talk about your involvement in an interview or on a résumé.

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Let your love for biology take you places

When you study biology at UW-Eau Claire you can be sure of one thing – you'll be going places. Many of our classes offer amazing opportunities to get your hands dirty and explore biology out in the wild. You'll also be prepared to go places after you graduate. Whether you want to continue your education or are looking to land a job you'll love, you will be ready to take on whatever comes next with your liberal arts degree in hand and an understanding of how to contribute to the world around you. 

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