Undergraduate Admissions
Biology students on a field class, in a rocky river.

Biological Sciences

Biologists study life and living organisms—how they function, their origins and evolution, and the ways in which they interact with other living things and the environment. You’ll learn the basics of cells, genes, and organisms and apply it to the real world—whether you’ve got your sights set on medical school, advanced graduate work, or a career in industry.

Customize your degree with:

Concentrations available in

Minors available in

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Fish Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Tropical Island Biology
  • Great Lakes Oceanography
  • Evolution
  • Genomics
  • Botany

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Working with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories on research, projects, and lab assignments
  • Getting involved with undergraduate research in areas such as population and restoration of fish, nutrient cycling in streams, and the impacts of mining and climate change on Zooplankton
  • Assisting faculty in the Great Lakes Research Center, a state-of-the-art research facility that is the hub of investigative research for faculty interested in water, atmospheric science, and conservation research
  • Helping other students in the Biological Sciences Learning Center.

Get a job like:

  • Biologist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Professsor
  • Ecologist

Work for companies like:

  • Kimberly Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Government agencies and Universities

Learn more about biological sciences at Michigan Tech!