As part of the biology major, you should plan on packing a pair of hiking boots and a lab coat. You’ll be in the field studying the habits of charismatic critters like wolves, and in the laboratory analyzing things you can’t see like genetic material.
Small classroom sizes and hands-on experience are the hallmark of the biology major. Working closely with faculty, you’ll be netting trout, tagging deer, surveying plants, as well as linking modern molecular techniques with environmental and conservation issues. You might be analyzing growth patterns of juniper bushes in the Apostle Islands or you might be identifying gene expression in northern turtles.