Biology majors and minors develop a strong general foundation in biology by exploring cell biology, genetics, chemistry, molecular biology, ecology, evolutionary theory, scientific methodology, research techniques and more. The coursework encourages students to sharpen their analytical, problem-solving, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, communication and laboratory skills. Students have the opportunity to work in Concordia's research laboratory to get hands-on experience early in their degree and to develop mentoring relationships with full-time faculty who are experienced in cutting-edge research.
Students have the opportunity to tailor their coursework to their career goals and interests. They can choose between a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree. Many students complement their Biology major with a minor in Chemistry, Environmental Science and/or Mathematics.
Biology students can take advantage of many opportunities to gain valuable experience outside the classroom including working as a laboratory assistant, serving as an officer in the Tetra Delta science club, tutoring other Biology students, completing the Ignite Leadership Development program and/ or internships. Students can also serve as a mentor for the Science Research Institute, a unique program bringing together underrepresented high school students, college students, high school faculty and college faculty to engage in science and to encourage and better equip students to pursue science careers.
Students who find fulfillment in this area of study typically have a passion for learning more about how living things work. Often they want to work in health science or environmental science. The Biology major or minor can serve as a solid stepping stone to graduate studies or a career immediately following the undergraduate degree.