Human Biology Degree

Human Biology is a unique program for students interested in medicine, physical therapy, dietetics and other health sciences careers. UW-Green Bay students are exceptionally prepared for post-graduation opportunities including medical, pharmacy and veterinary programs. Students gain a well-rounded understanding of biology, chemistry, physiology and nutrition and participate in immersive hands-on activities in UW-Green Bay's modern lab facilities. Human Biology majors will have a chance to shadow medical professions in Green Bay — Wisconsin’s third-largest city and one of the state's strongest medical hubs. If health science is your interest, Human Biology at UW-Green Bay is your degree of choice.

What Will I Learn?

Human Biology is an interdisciplinary study that provides students with a curriculum that facilitates an understanding of the human organism from biological, medical, behavioral and nutritional perspectives.

UW-Green Bay's program draws on the expertise of faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, including biology (molecular and cellular biology), genetics, evolution, reproduction, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, exercise physiology, neurobiology, nutrition, food science, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. Learn More.

Caitlyn knew most of her life that she wanted to become a physical therapist because of her desire to help people. If you have a calling to help people—the Human Biology program at UW-Green Bay is a great start for anyone looking to go into the healthcare field, including physical therapy, dietetics, future medicine and other health science careers. Get started today at UW-Green Bay Human Biology students are exceptionally prepared for post-graduation opportunities including medical, pharmacy and veterinary programs.
Get Involved
Choosing a student organization related to Human Biology is a great a way to meet like-minded students with similar interests and make professional connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Endless Career Options
Career possibilities with a Human Biology major include health sciences, nutritional sciences, exercise science, general human biology, cytotechnology, and many other fields.

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Scholarships Available
Scholarships are offered each spring to qualifying Human Biology majors who meet the specified criteria. These can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

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Foundation for Extended Learning
Alumni from UW-Green Bay have attended some of the top graduate and medical programs in the country, including University of Wisconsin Medical School, Northwestern University, Creighton University, and more.

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Become a Phoenix

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

How Do I Get Started?

Human Biology at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay's Brian Merkel

Meet Brian Merkel

Associate Professor Brian Merkel teaches courses in immunology, advanced microbiology, and human disease and society. He enjoys helping students find their passion and making that their career. Professor Merkel's work focuses on the effects of environmental toxicants and herbal supplements on immune function.

Merkel is here to help! If you have any questions about the Human Biology program, please contact us!

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Human Biology Internship Opportunities

There are multiple internship possibilities within the Human Biology program, including the following:

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