Biology

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We explore all levels of biology—from molecules and cells to plants and animals. Through experiences on and off campus, we mentor you and nurture your curiosity and understanding of the living world.

The Biology program at Alma College will introduce you to the study of life and provides abundant opportunities for individual research. General offerings include genetics, physiology, microbiology, botany and ecology. More advanced courses are offered in animal behavior, aquatic biology, immunology, evolution and more.

Alma College is a great place to start your career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science; biotechnology; biological research; environmental biology and high school biology teaching.

Career opportunities for graduates of the biology program span the professions in health, ecology, natural resources and teaching. Alma’s program also provides strong preparation for graduate school. Alma alumni are working as environmental consultants, epidemiologists, naturalists, physicians, cancer researchers, botanists and teachers.

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