Discover Yourself—From Your Molecules to Your Global Impact
Gain a deep understanding of humans through a biological perspective—from the chemical through organismal level, and how humans impact and interact with their environment.
Our broad-based curriculum allows you to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to study, understand, and apply concepts in the real world. You will benefit from hands-on interdisciplinary opportunities in human health-related fields across our campus and beyond. Graduates will be ready for what tomorrow needs in human health in educational, industry, research, or healthcare settings.
Discover Human Biology
Human biology encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, genetics, nutrition, ecology, evolution, and anthropology to understand human beings and human populations. Understanding each of these fields and their interrelationships is the key to advance human health.
Facilities Found Only at a Technological University
Learn in up-to-date labs and research facilities, with access to some of the most advanced technology in the industry, like our new $53 million H-STEM Complex. The H-STEM Complex provides a state-of-the-art teaching facility in industry-relevant, STEM-based educational and research programs in health and human-centered engineering, as well as research labs for health-related STEM studies.
- You can work on advanced DNA analysis, confocal microscopy, cell sorting, chromatography, and more.
- You’ll utilize our Anatomage Tables- think life-sized human cadaver meets iPad- in your human anatomy labs in the new $53 million H-STEM Complex.
- Become a Certified EMT! Michigan Tech offers you EMT training, with almost the entire cost of training covered in exchange for one year of service to our Emergency Medical Services team on campus. Find out if you're a good fit for our team. Find out if you're a good fit for our team.
There’s a benefit to studying biology at a technological university!
70%of our pre-professional health career graduates are accepted (nearly double the national average)
#5best colleges for biology in Michigan
Choose your Career Path
The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology gives you the chance to chart your own unique career path.
Pre-Health Professions Pathway
Incorporate a pre-health minor and prepare for admission into health professional programs. Human Biology majors with a pre-health minor can take advantage of many professional program partnerships. For instance, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine provides early assurance of admission (February as opposed to June) for select Michigan Tech pre-health minors.
Pick from these pathways:
- Pre-Cardiovascular Perfusion
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
Science and Technical Writing Pathway
If you have an interest in science and technical writing, you may choose to allocate your free electives towards a minor in Writing along with other courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological Sciences, or Chemistry.
Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway
If you are interested in pursuing a career in Business you may choose to allocate your free electives towards a minor or certificate in Business or Economics along with other courses in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biological Sciences, or Chemistry.
Other Possible Pathways
Have something else in mind? Pursue your passion by combining your human biology degree with any of 80 other minors or certificates such as Microbiology, Psychology, Biochemistry and Public Health. With a BS in Human Biology you design your own educational pathway to meet your future career goals.
Michigan Tech Human Biology Majors Have Gone On To Graduate Studies
The growing list of colleges and universities that have recently admitted Michigan Tech graduates includes:
- Ferris State University
- Marquette University
- Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
Career Opportunities for Human Biology Majors
Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in human biology. Career opportunities can be found in:
- Business and Industry
- Health care
- Public Policy
- Quality assurance
Michigan Tech Human Biology Majors Have Been Hired By
The growing list of companies that have hired Michigan Tech human biology graduates includes:
- ICU Medical
- Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
- Munson Medical Center