The Department of Biology at Framingham State University offers students a broad spectrum of courses in Biology. Course offerings include topics in cellular biology, molecular biology, organismal biology, physiology, botany, marine biology, ecology, evolution, and environmental science. Students have the opportunity to focus their course of study in one of the following concentrations:
- General Biology
- Wildlife and Environmental Biology
- Biology Secondary Education
- a Pre-Health Biology Concentration for those who would like to pursue graduate studies in human or animal health.
In addition to regular course work, every Biology major participates in an intensive two-semester research program. Through first-hand experience, students come to understand the scientific process and appreciate the complexity and diversity of biological systems. This research experience also gives the students invaluable training in scientific writing, data analysis and oral presentation skills.
The Biology minor may be elected by non-Biology majors when biology course work would complement the major program. The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary programs offered by the University: the new Environmental Science major co-sponsored by the Biology and Geography Departments, and a Neuroscience minor sponsored in conjunction with the Department of Psychology and Philosophy. For non-science majors the Department offers several general education courses on a variety of topics including human biology, marine organisms, plants, and environmental issues.