Biology majors take core courses and electives in three areas: plant biology, animal biology, and cell and molecular biology.

All majors complete our capstone course, Biological Problems (BIO 485), in which they engage in and present independent research. Students may create their own projects or take on problems associated with group trips to study corals in The Bahamas, rainforest plant/insect interactions in Ecuador or Costa Rica, etc. See some examples of recent projects that have been presented at the annual Cornell Student Symposium.

Related Majors & Interdisciplinary Study

Biology courses are an integral part of majors in environmental studies and biochemistry and molecular biology. And Cornell students frequently complement their biology studies with majors or minors in subjects ranging from anthropology to mathematics to Spanish.

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