In addition to a general biology major, Western offers program emphases in the following areas:
- Pre-Medicine Cell & Molecular Biology
- Environmental Biology & Ecology
- Wildlife & Conservation Biology
What Will You Learn? What Skills Will You Acquire?
You will take a core of basic courses and choose one of the above emphases for your major. No matter your path, the biology program provides an excellent background for graduate and professional school, or for employment in the field of biological science. Student successes include conducting independent, cutting-edge research and presenting at conferences.
Beyond the Classroom
Through hands-on activities at our outstanding indoor laboratories and in the living laboratory of the Gunnison Basin, you will work side by side with your faculty to explore wildlife biology, conservation, developmental biology, evolutionary ecology, aquatic ecology, virology and genomics.
Our small classes mean you receive individual attention and faculty mentoring, making Western's biology program ideal for career preparation, or for medical, professional or graduate school. We’ll help you find your future in the life sciences.
If you're interested in Western's Biology Program, we invite you to take the next steps towards becoming a part of the Mountaineer family.
Begin your application process here.