Biology is a wide-open field of study; think of it as an umbrella covering a myriad of disciplines including environmental science, plant biology, evolution, health science and more. A B.A. with major in biology degree at UVM is flexible enough to allow you to focus on a major concentration, or to take courses in a broad variety of subfields and graduate as a generalist.
Be a thinker for progress
Academic advisors will help you pick appropriate courses in one or more of these disciplines:
- Pre-Professional preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in human or veterinary medicine, dentistry, public health, or other health-related fields.
- Environmental biology, including ecology, animal behavior, and evolution.
- Cell and molecular biology, including developmental biology, biotechnology, and molecular genetics.
- Forensic biology to prepare for a career in field or laboratory positions, and includes several special seminars and courses.
- Neurobiology for students who do not wish to major in neuroscience, but still want a series of courses in that discipline.
Beyond the classroom
- Have a basic (fundamental-conceptual and factual) understanding of genetics, cellular and organismal biology, ecology and evolution.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and critical analysis.
- Articulate biological knowledge both verbally and in writing.
- Evaluate and articulate the contribution of biology to society.
- Synthesize information and knowledge across disciplines.
- Data Scientist
- Research Biologist
Where alumni work
- Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center
- NY City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Cell Signaling Technology
- Atrium Medical Corporation of Hudson, NH
- Harvard Medical School
- NYU Dental School
- Princeton University
- UVM Medical School
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine