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One Biology Major, Many Science Careers

The Biology major at UW-Green Bay is a broad-based program that prepares students for virtually any career in the biological sciences, from pre-medicine to wildlife ecology. Options in the upper level include tracks in Animal Biology, Biology for Educators, Cell/Molecular Biology, and Ecology and Conservation. This major is an excellent choice for students who want to obtain high-quality, fundamental training in biology while keeping options open for the many careers in this field - some of which involve further training in a professional or graduate program. If you are interested in the biological world, this major is great for you!

Biology students practice and apply their knowledge in both field and laboratory settings, and master basic skills including statistical analysis, various laboratory methods, and techniques and taxonomic (identification) skills. Students in the Biology program develop these skills with excellence.

Award Winning Faculty

The classroom is a place of growth and collaboration at UW-Green Bay. Our highly acclaimed faculty provides students with a broad range of experiences and expertise through hands-on learning, exciting travel opportunities and courses that are always diverse and engaging.

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Hands on Learning

Students can participate in high-level hands-on learning at UW-Green Bay. Students can experience work in fisheries, forestry science, genetics, microbiology and other lab sciences ecology and conservation at UW-Green Bay-managed natural areas, as wel as study abroad experiences and the health sciences.

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Real World Research

Students gain practical experience. Many students work with faculty on research projects. Internships with private, state, and national agencies, and with industry have experiences that are beneficial when entering the job market or seeking admission to graduate school.

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Career Minded Major

Alumni from the UW-Green Bay Biology program moved on to careers including Veterinarians, Research scientists
Health professionals, Natural resource managers, Environmental consultants, Lab technicians and Teachers, professors.

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UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Biology at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay's Amy Wolf

Meet Amy Wolf

“Successful Biology students distinguish themselves both in and out of the classroom. In particular, hands-on experiences are more important today than ever before. Fortunately, UW-Green Bay offers many fantastic opportunities. My most important advice is to get involved early. Don’t be bashful about asking professors for help in finding research opportunities or internships. Mentoring is an important and rewarding part of our role as faculty.” - Amy Wolf, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Biology.

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Honor Society Tri-Beta - βββ

Tri-Beta is a national honorary society for students majoring in the biological sciences. The mission of the organization is to recognize and support academic excellence in the biological sciences and encourage undergraduate research, primarily through undergraduate research awards and conferences. Because Tri-Beta is an academic honorary society, you must attain a specific G.P.A. to be eligible for membership. If you qualify, you will be contacted by Prof. Brian Merkel, the organization's faculty advisor.

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