Topics of Study
In this program, you will study the structure, function, and regulation of cells as individual units and as components of larger systems. You will learn about the nature of DNA, how genes are regulated, and how humans and other living organisms are related. You will also study embryology, neuroanatomy, cell nutrition and life cycles, storage and transmission of genetic information, hormone generation, and the role played by cells and molecules in basic life processes such as growth and aging.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to work in entry-level occupations in industry, medicine, government, or education.
- A master's degree prepares individuals to work in occupations related to applied research, and some management positions, as well as in the fields of medicine, ecology, and health care.
- A Ph.D. is required for persons preparing for college teaching, independent research, and administration. With an advanced degree you may work as a biochemist, biologist, ecologist, or physician.