College of Science

Welcome all investigators, puzzlers, thinkers and problem solvers with a passion for solving the challenges the world through innovation and research.

It is the mission of the College of Science to connect our students with the vast opportunities that mathematics and science unlock as we prepare students for exciting careers and educate the next generation of scientific leaders.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


SCIENCE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

Interested in Science and Mathematics? Want to learn how to do research and become a scientist? Seeking to connect with exciting career opportunities as a first year or transfer student? This is what the Science Research Initiative (SRI) is all about.

SRI aims to offer every incoming College of Science student the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research. First year, sophomore, and transfer students tackle cutting-edge problems in dedicated research streams sponsored by local industries.

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The College of Science Internship Program connects students and employers while providing internship support and recognition. Students may also use our resources to find opportunities, expand and articulate their skillsets, and explore career paths.

We enhance students’ internship experiences and recognize their achievements through opportunities to earn academic credit, participate in an orientation and symposium, and receive a digital internship badge or special recognition at graduation.

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CROCKER SCIENCE HOUSE

The Crocker Science House provides a unique opportunity for science students to live and learn together in a beautifully restored sandstone building on campus. Throughout the year, Crocker Science Scholars enjoy special opportunities to attend lectures, dinners, and other events with luminaries of Utah's business, science, and academic communities.

Each year, the Crocker Science House hosts twelve undergraduate students with a passion for the sciences. Students accepted into the Crocker Science House receive a scholarship to assist with housing expenses, making this opportunity accessible to a wide range of students.

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ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP

ACCESS welcomes all students who are inspired by science and committed to advancing gender equality in STEM. The scholarship, valued at over $5000, includes a monetary award and covers all costs associated with the ACCESS first year experience. A year with ACCESS informs academic and career goals at the earliest possible stage, builds social awareness, unites a group of like-minded peers, and connects first year STEM students to a network of over 800 program alumni.

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OUR DEPARTMENTS


Biology

Biology is the study of life: the cells, physiology, and behavior of all living things. The biological sciences impact almost every aspect of modern life and interface with a multitude of fields and disciplines, including the basic sciences and medicine, social sciences, law, and engineering.

Students pursuing a degree in Biology may complete one of the following emphases:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Environment
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Biology

Students may also complete minors in Biology Teaching and Integrative Human Biology.

Student Experiences at the U

  • independent research projects
  • internships
  • Community Engaged Learning, a hands-on, experiential program for community service projects
  • BioSAC, the student advisory committee for the Biology department
  • BioScience Undergraduate Research Club (BSURC)

Career Opportunities

  • Biophysics
  • Cellular and molecular biology genetics
  • Bioinformatics (analyzing biological data)
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental sciences

Scholarships

Department Scholarships

Degrees offered

Biology BA/BS
Biology Teaching Minor
Integrative Human Biology Minor

Department of Biology

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The College of Science has a number of advisors to assist you on your academic journey.

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