Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Biology Program

Areas of Focus

Biology majors take coursework to build a broad knowledge-base and can develop more specialized skills and experiences by completing one of these Areas of Focus.

Pre-professional Studies Focus
Our broad array of courses provides preparation for entry to medical and health professions and schools.  Biology courses in microbiology, anatomy, and physiology, in combination with a chemistry, physics, and mathematics, will give students an excellent comprehensive background for career success.

Prepare for a career in medicine!

Cellular and Molecular Biology Focus

Cells are the basic unit of life, consisting of billions of molecules interacting simultaneously. Courses in this field of rapid growth and discovery expose students to a variety of laboratory techniques and provide opportunities for undergraduate research.  Students who complete this focus often go on to graduate, medical, or professional schools, or work in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.

Students culture fungal asci in Cell Biology

Plant Sciences Focus

This is a hands-on study program for students wanting real-world experience working with plants in natural and greenhouse environments.  You'll take coursework to demonstrate how plants grow and develop, learn to identify plants of our region, and apply research techniques in major plant communities. 

In recent semesters, students have carried out research projects involving dune and forest plants of the Lake Superior coast, monitoring of rare plant populations, and floristic quality of inland wetlands of northern Wisconsin. 

Students and staff collect wetland plant data in Allouez Bay marsh

Ecology, Aquatic Biology, and Fishery Science Focus

This is an ideal option for students interested in careers in terrestrial ecology, aquatic and marine biology, field biology, resource management or environmental education. Faculty expertise and the resources of the Lake Superior region contribute to the quality of this program, which emphasizes fieldwork and undergraduate research.

'Field work' provides data for studies of Lake Trout morphometry
Biology Program
University of Wisconsin-Superior
202 Barstow Hall, P.O. Box 2000, Belknap and Catlin, Superior, WI 54880
ph. (715) 394-8322 (Natural Sciences Dept.) email biology{atuws}
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