Biology bridges the physical and social sciences in the study of the interaction of living systems and the non-living world. The Biology program at Western provides broad training in the biological sciences and the rapidly advancing knowledge at the discipline’s forefront.
General Biology students work closely with their advisors to select from a variety of upper division elective courses and supporting science courses to create a self-designed major in areas such as botany, zoology, molecular ecology and integrative biology. This emphasis allows students to integrate the study of structure and function at all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems.
Through hands-on projects in Hurst Hall to the living laboratory of the Gunnison Basin, students work with faculty to explore wildlife biology, conservation, developmental biology, evolutionary ecology, aquatic ecology, virology and genomics.
Careers & Opportunities
- Fisheries biology
- Physical therapy
- Veterinary medicine
- Wildlife biology
Reach out to Kevin Alexander, Ph.D. for more information.