From molecules to ecosystems, from microorganisms to people, biologists use the methods of science to gain a better understanding of the nature of the living world. This knowledge can then be applied to solve problems in agriculture, medicine and the environment.
The biology department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers a flexible curriculum, as well as opportunities to work closely with the department’s award-winning faculty. Students will have hands-on experience with laboratory techniques and field research. They will have the ability to communicate scientific ideas in verbal and written forms and to employ electronic technology used in disseminating scientific information.
Biology students may choose from the following options:
- General Biology option: Includes courses representing all areas of biology. This option is required for biology/secondary education majors and suitable for any students desiring a broad background in biology.
- Biomedical Sciences option: Emphasizes courses related to human/animal health and relevant laboratory skills. It is appropriate for students going to medical, veterinary, or other professional schools in health-related sciences, as well as those interested in biomedical research.
- Field Biology option: Includes courses that focus on developing a biological understanding of the environment. This option is best for students interested in ecology research or working for government agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.