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About the Biology Program

Discover your passion for Biology

At the beginning of the pandemic, a lot of researchers – many of whom were biology majors – started studying COVID-19 to find a potential vaccine. With their success, they’ve changed the way we create vaccines. With a biology degree, you could make profound discoveries, help people as a doctor or study the environment to combat global warming. A biology degree is an academic Swiss Army Knife—you can do a lot with it! Career paths include biological technician, physical therapist or wildlife biologist, among others.

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Honors Society

Not only will Tri-Beta look good on your résumé, but it'll also expand your network and give you access to more research and scholarship opportunities.

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Worried about money? You're not alone. Fortunately, scholarships can provide some relief to accomplish your goals with fewer financial barriers.

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Gain confidence in your abilities as a scientist, build a community with professors and fellow students and boost your résumé to prepare for post-graduation.

Learn by Doing
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Take a hands-on lab approach to your education.

Classes help you learn information. Labs help you understand it. At UW-Green Bay, we understand the importance of labs. Gain relevant experience, perform and perfect scientific techniques and gain the clinical edge employers are looking for.

Facilities: Our Fields are Outstanding

Practical experiences in labs and learning facilities reinforces your classroom knowledge, and makes the most of your educational experience. That’s why at UW-Green Bay, we have teaching and research facilities in addition to well-equipped laboratories for studying cellular and molecular biology, physiology and ecology.

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Cofrin Memorial Arboretum

Learn in the field—literally. Our 290-acre arboretum surrounding campus grants you access to research, field trips and wildlife viewings.

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Richter Museum of Natural History

Located in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, this museum houses Wisconsin’s most significant collections of animal specimens. It even ranks among the 10 largest egg collections in North America!

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Gary A. Fewless Herbarium

The herbarium houses a collection of more than 45,000 dried plant specimens to understand biodiversity and conserve and protect endangered plants.

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Small Animal Laboratory

Our animal laboratory gives more research opportunities to students interested in our animal biology and pre-veterinary tracks. In classes like mammalogy and marine biology, you’ll use the lab to enhance your learning.

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Off-Campus Natural Areas

The university manages 4 off-campus areas: Kingfisher Farm, Peninsula Center, Point au Sable and Toft Point, all of which give students hands-on learning experiences.

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Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

To enhance educational opportunities for both students and faculty, the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity provides resources, establishes student internships and brings in visiting scientists and speakers.

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
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Want to Know More?

Need more information about what being a biology major means? Reach out to us, and we can answer any questions and help you navigate problems you encounter.

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