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The science of biology concerns itself with the workings of life in all its varied forms. Over the past several years, biology has been revolutionized with the development of powerful techniques in molecular and cellular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics that are now being applied to research across the spectrum of the science, from genetics and development to biomedicine, field studies, and animal behavior.
The major in Biology offers students the opportunity to learn introductory science and to use the contemporary tools and approaches that are available to solve problems in areas of the current life sciences.
The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific research requires that biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists have a fundamental understanding of one another's areas. It is important for students engaged in these areas to understand and experience multiple scientific disciplines and their interrelationships.