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Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology

Study Humans,
Improve lives.


Combining Passion
& Profession

Do more than study science – dissect it.

Our program can prepare you for a successful career along a wide variety of paths, including hands-on research, medical school, athletic training, registered dietetics and other human health related careers. We offer an array of opportunities, like independent research, internships within the community and specialized courses, that provide you with a road map to explore exciting career paths.

See Your Path
Professor Brian Merkel and student look at Tiny Earth Symposium project

The Place to Be

As one of the state's strongest medical hubs, Green Bay is a great location for human biology majors.


Prepare for Your Career

If you have a calling to help people and want a career with real impact, our program can help you get there.

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Focus Your Degree

Six emphases give you the ability to specialize in our field and be more prepared for your intended career.

Select Your Emphasis

It's Only Here

We're one of the only colleges in the Midwest with a human biology program.

That means you’ll have a competitive advantage, and develop more skills and knowledge to take care of people. Our curriculum is specifically focused on the human body, making the program more extensive than most undergraduate schools. We're committed to inspiring and preparing the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals, so we're here for you.

About Human Bio
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Caitlin Hibner, Human Biology Major


"My favorite lab that I’ve taken at UW-Green Bay is exercise physiology. This class was so engaging and we did so many cool experiments with all of the incredible equipment that we have here. To learn how the human body responds to all that activity is really incredible."

Caitlin Hibner '20
Human Biology Major

Dive into Our Program

Human biology combines an array of options – grad school preparation, opportunities with local organizations, student resources, the list goes on – so you can achieve your goals.

Evolve Your Career

We won't just help you get into professional programs – we'll also give you resources to thrive during school. Plus, you can continue your education at UW-Green Bay with our Athletic Training and Nutrition & Integrated Health graduate programs.

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Access Community Mentors

Designed for first-generation students, our Mentoring Project pairs you with a local professional to get industry advice and support to launch a successful career.

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Local Intern Opportunities

Our relationships with local organizations help us get more opportunities for students, like internships, mentoring and presentations from local healthcare professionals.

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Work in Fab Facilities

Because of our state-of-the-art equipment, you can complete your labs, facilitate your own research and understand concepts by actually applying them.

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Feed Your Educational Funds

You don't have to sift through a swath of scholarships to apply. Instead, we have one easy application that matches you with scholarships.

Apply for Scholarships

Get a Tutor

We won’t sugarcoat it: human biology is a challenging program. Our Learning Center is here to help you make the grade.

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Covid-19 Resources

One of our priorities is to promote health and wellness throughout the region. See what steps we’re taking to combat the effects of the pandemic, and access resources for support.

Professor Brian Merkel

Ask an Expert

Meet Professor Brian Merkel, Chair of Human Biology and head of the Tiny Earth project at UW-Green Bay. His passion is as a professor and researcher focusing on the effects of environmental toxicants and herbal supplements on immune function. If you have questions, he can help.

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