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.

As a CMU Biology major, you will have opportunities to:

  • interact with science faculty who are experts in their fields, as they serve as mentors to help guide your academic and professional success
  • develop skills as you receive hands-on experience both in laboratories and in the field
  • complete either a capstone internship or a research project
  • receive the preparation needed to further your education in graduate school

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology - CLAS, CGES
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - CLAS, CGES

Other CMU Biology-Related Programs:

 Tracks available in Biology

  • Pre-Health Sciences (Pre-med, veterinary, pharmacy, PT, OT, etc)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements