This 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. Opportunities include marine biology, environmental studies, genetics, physiology, botany, zoology, microbiology, cellular biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and entomology, to name a few graduate study specialties. The student has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree or with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
CMU has a chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national honorary biological society (advisors: Dr. Paul Porneluzi and Dr. Greg Thurmon), and a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national pre-health professions fraternity (advisor: Dr. Michael Tilley).