Biology is the study of life. From biospheres, ecosystems, and biological communities to organisms, cells, and organelles, biology offers students the opportunity to delve broadly and deeply into the science of living systems. CMU Biology majors receive excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, combining classroom-based concepts with hands-on laboratory experience, along with strong analysis, reasoning, and communication skills.


This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

 CMU Centers

About This Program

The Biology major prepares students for graduate school in the biological sciences. It also prepares students to enter any of the professional fields related to medicine, teaching, and other areas including economic, industrial, and applied biology.