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Biology & Society

The Biology & Society major is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to combine the study of the biological sciences with courses that explore the social and ethical aspects of modern biology. In addition to gaining a foundation in biology, students in the major acquire background in the social dimensions of modern biology and in the biological dimensions of contemporary social issues. The major is open to students in three colleges: Arts & Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Ecology.

The major is suitable for students seeking careers in law, medicine, public health, public policy, business, research and academia.

Sample Courses

  • Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine
  • Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • Ethics and Environment
  • Plagues and People

Students went off to

  • Study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Be an artist at Cirque du Soleil
  • Manage retail initiatives at the largest health care services company in the U.S.

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