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Moscow

Department of Biological Sciences
biosci@uidaho.edu
phone: (208) 885-6280
fax:(208) 885-7905
Life Sciences South 252
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

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Undergraduate Studies

The B.A. and B.S. degrees offered by the department reflect the integrated view and increased awareness that sub-disciplines within biology are merging into a broad principles-based discipline that recognizes the similarities among living organisms. The core curricula of our different majors include foundational coursework in mathematics, chemistry and physics with concomitant exposure to concepts fundamental to all living things at several levels of organization. Upper division electives allow students to emphasize natural history, anatomy/physiology, molecular/cellular/developmental biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and quantitative/integrative biology.

Please browse this section for information about undergraduate studies. Common academic topics are listed below to help you find what you need. Please don't hesitate to contact the department at (208) 885-6329 or by email at biosci@uidaho.edu for more information.photo of graduating seniors May 2014

Biological Sciences Majors and Minors Curriculum

For further information about undergraduate degree requirements, please refer to the Undergraduate Curricular Requirements and requirements for Academic Minors at the University Catalog Information site.

Allied Health Prerequisites

Are you looking to gain the prerequisites to enter a professional school of allied health? Review the curriculum offered by the department for Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Studies, Pre-Nursing Studies and Pre-Physical Therapy Studies. Please refer to the Allied Health website for more information about pre-health studies at U-Idaho.  Dr. Alton Campbell is the Allied Health Advisor.

Advising and Registration

As you go about the process of choosing a university and a major, there are many factors to be considered. View this site for information about undergraduate advising. If you need further help, you may e-mail questions to Pat McCarroll, Coordinator of Advising at patm@uidaho.edu

Financial Aid and Scholarships

For information about financial aid or scholarships, visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office or call (208) 885-6312.

Career Opportunities

For a good overview of the careers and job prospects awaiting successful graduates in the biological sciences, please download and view the Occupational Outlook Handbook - Biological Scientists section.

For more Information

B.S. Biochemistry Overview

Interested in an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and want to know more? Visit this site to discover what to expect as a student of biochemistry. More

B.S./B.A. Biology Overview

Interested in an undergraduate degree in biology and want to know more? Visit this site to discover what to expect as a student of biology. More

B.S. Microbiology Overview

Interested in an undergraduate degree in microbiology and want to know more? Visit this site to discover what to expect as a student of microbiology. More

B.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Overview

Interested in an undergraduate degree in molecular biology and biotechnology and want to know more? Visit this site to discover what to expect as a student of molecular biology and biotechnology. More