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Why should I major in Biology?

Students who are interested in the life sciences should consider a major in biology if they are interested in learning about both the depth and breadth of the science of life. Our two core introductory courses offer students a survey of 4 major sub-disciplines of biology: ecology, evolution, cell biology and genetics. Our two course organismal requirement allows you to learn in depth about organisms in 4 of the 5 common kingdoms (bacteria, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates). Remaining electives allow students to take courses in their choice of several sub-disciplines including: development, molecular biology, microbiology, endocrinology, animal behavior, ecology, conservation biology, or evolution. Thus, as a major you will learn about the science of life in all its diversity and complexity and will be well prepared for life beyond Middlebury.

Department of Biology

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753