Human Biology

Biology lab

Immerse yourself in life science.

Understand how life is organized and how humans connect to their environment in a science-based major with ecology and evolutionary biology at its core. Conduct research, be an educator, or pursue an in-demand health career. 

Human biology professionals sample, collect, and analyze evidence. They conduct tests and perform experiments. They work in diverse fields, including law, public health, and agriculture. Some students enroll in this major as part of their pre-health professional requirements—but that’s not required to pursue this degree. If you’re precise, detail-oriented, curious, and enjoy working through complex problems—independently or on a team, in the lab and out in the field—consider human biology. 

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Conduct research as an undergraduate—and complement your studies with a senior capstone project
  • Use molecular tools to grow, modify, and characterize microorganisms
  • Join groups like MTU’s Pre-Health Association, which provides volunteer and community service opportunities, and features guest speakers throughout the year
  • Join Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society, which promotes research and academic excellence in the biological sciences, and whose annual events include Biology Week

Create Tomorrow with Careers In:

  • Biopharmaceutical Quality Control 
  • Forensic Science
  • Life and Physical Science Research
  • Food Inspection
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supply Sales

Huskies Get Hired By:

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

Customize your Degree:

Electives available in:

  • General Education
  • Human/Environment Interactions
  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Upper Level Biology

Take Courses Like:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy & Physiology l and II
  • Calculus for Life Sciences
  • Biostatistics

Learn more about human biology at Michigan Tech!