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To anyone eager to learn about the natural world around them, Frostburg State University’s undergraduate biology program offers a world of unique learning experiences and opportunities to find a home. The four-year bachelor’s curriculum includes courses spread over a broad range of topics, from ecology/evolution to molecular and cellular biology, and a collection of concentrations, options, minors and related programs that can prepare you for a great career or graduate program, wherever your interests lie!
Also see: Frostburg State University's Master of Applied Ecology and Conservation program.
Explore a world of research opportunities! Biology faculty members actively pursue a variety of research interests to stay involved in the community and often welcome student participation in their projects.
Learn by doing with professors who embrace the hands-on nature of biology through in-depth labs and field trips around the region.
Microbiology – Microorganisms, especially their form, structure, reproduction, physiology, metabolism and identification, with emphasis on their distribution in nature, their beneficial and detrimental effects on humans, and the physical and chemical changes they make in the environment.
Economic Botany – Study of plants and the link between plant structure and human’s use of plants. Students will gain an understanding of the form and function of the plant body; plant nomenclature; history of plant use; origins of economically important plants; use of flowers, fruits, roots, stems and leaves for food and other purposes.
Comparative Anatomy – Emphasis on structural relationships among fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals based on the evolution and development of organ systems. Dissection of representative chordates.
Molecular Biology – Modern molecular concepts and techniques such as molecular cell function, DNA replication, PCR, protein synthesis, restriction enzyme analysis, DNA sequencing and DNA fingerprinting.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s biology program requirements (PDF).
Career Outlook for Biologists:
The broad basics included in a biology degree mean you’ll have a good shot at getting into a huge variety of natural science fields, such as agriculture, microbiology, geoscience, epidemiology, biochemistry, environmental science and more! Many biology graduates build on their degree by pursuing advanced studies in medical school or a master’s program in a specialized field. Check out some of the possibilities open to biology students at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ webpage on Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).
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