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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 majors and minors:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
Biology Major and Minor
Biology - Ecology and Environmental Biology Emphasis Major
Biology - Microbiology Emphasis Major
Environmental Science Minor
Marine Science Minor
Teaching - Science, Biology Emphasis Major

Pre-Professional Studies

Biology majors are the perfect building block for a professional health career. You can't go wrong with a biology-related degree in your quest to become any type of medical professional - pharmacist, veterinarian, doctor, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, physical therapist or physician's assistant. Our pre-professional programs pair you with an adviser to guide you in choosing classes and help you get ready for applications and entrance into professional degree programs.

The following pre-professional health studies are available to you:

Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician's Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

You can surround yourself with even more support through the Pre-Professional Health Club. Learn from fellow students how to prepare for entrance exams, relieve stress from studying, and just have fun with your cohorts on the journey.

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.

Bobbie Stratman Biology
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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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