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.
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.
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