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.