As a major in biological sciences, you will take a broad array of courses in humanities, social sciences, and the arts, in addition to those in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. One of the strengths of the program is that you can pursue your particular interests-microbiology, ecology, genetics, or physiology, for example-through course work and independent study directed by a faculty member.
Requirements for the major include course work in cell and molecular biology, biodiversity, genetics, ecology and evolution, as well as supporting course work in chemistry, calculus and statistics, and physics. You can gain field biology experience by attending the Cedar Point Biological Station, which offers many hands-on lab and field courses during the summer. For many biological sciences students, Cedar Point is the highlight of their undergraduate experience.
The School of Biological Sciences maintains an advising center with professional advisers and an experienced staff. We encourage all undergraduate students, including those who may have an interest in biology but are undecided about specific careers, to visit not only the advising center, but also individual faculty members. The advising center staff and faculty members are always happy to talk with both students and parents about opportunities available to undergraduates at UNL.