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Biology

Overview

The Biology major prepares students for careers in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, plant and animal biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and field biology.

A curriculum can be developed to prepare for medical, dental, veterinary, agriculture, or other professional schools, or for graduate study. The major also establishes a foundation for interdisciplinary careers in biological resources management, human biology, nutritional sciences, and science communications (technical writing, journalism, and nature interpretation).

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Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity promotes education, research, and community services that contribute to conservation of the western Great Lakes fauna and flora.

The center includes the Richter Museum, Herbarium, Greenhouse, 5 natural areas totaling >1200 acres, Wabikon Lake Forest Dynamics Plot, and Lower Fox River Watershed management program.

The center also handles research and travel grants and a research travel course in Panama.

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