Find your place in life (sciences)
Discover biology with professors who create the science and write the textbooks (and who love to teach).
Beyond detailed knowledge of living systems, biology majors gain statistical, writing, and critical thinking skills valued across a broad spectrum of fields. Explore links between majors and careers here and use our CareerWeb to research career paths from physical therapist to science journalist to bioinformatician.
Secure your future! Over 75% of the fastest-growing occupations in the US build on a Biology degree (and 100% of the most rewarding...)
Learn biology by doing science.
DBS offers many opportunities for hands-on training in the skills necessary for a career in any biological field. Our students take innovative research-focused courses at all levels, work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge research projects, and apply their skills in the surrounding communities and worldwide. If you'd like to get involved in research, follow the guidelines on the DBS advising site and browse the webpages of DBS faculty to identify potential mentors, and then reach out to make a research connection. If you are searching for funding for your undergraduate research, please see our DBS scholarships, and consider seeking external funding for your project.