The Biology B.S. or B.A. is a major gateway to the health professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and public health. It also provides the solid foundation for graduate study in the specialized fields of anatomy, botany, biotechnology, physiology, microbiology, neuroscience, zoology, ecology and environmental science. Qualified students may include research as part of their undergraduate experience. The B.S. degree also prepares one for entry-level jobs in biotechnology.

The Environmental Studies B.S. prepares students to hold jobs in environmental management and policy.  Coursework can be tailored to the specific interests of the student and include emphases in air quality, conservation biology, energy, environmental economics, environmental policy, marine resources, solid waste management, water management, and wildlife management.  An internship with an organization relevant to environmental studies is a requirement of the major and provides an opportunity to gain real-world experience and to network with environmental professionals.