Biology students have the option of pursuing a major or a minor in the department. Students begin their program by developing comprehensive knowledge about life processes on the ecosystem, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. Our faculty members help students focus that knowledge within deeper fields of specialization, such as animal behavior, biochemistry, molecular biology, human anatomy, neuroscience, ecology, genomics, and systematics. We encourage our students to explore the numerous fields of study available to biologists before identifying an area on which to concentrate, including interdisciplinary programs such as biochemistry, biomedical humanities, and neuroscience. This exploration takes place in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and between faculty members and students.