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Program in Biology

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2022 Program in Biology & Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session

You are invited to the 2022 Bio./Neuro. Poster Session in which undergraduate students showcase the results of their theses and independent research projects.

Student Org. Spotlight: FIRST (Futures in Research, Science, & Teaching)

Founded in 2019, Futures in Research, Science, & Teaching (FIRST) is a student organization dedicated to preparing students for pursuing a career in STEM.

How Do I Choose a Major?

All prospective students are encouraged to visit us to learn more about the majors and minors we offer.  Our Peer Advisors can give information from a student perspective and no appointment is needed!  Staff and faculty advisors are also available (by appointment) to answer your questions. 

Note:  Interested students should start the biology introductory sequence as soon as possible to get a feel for the biology program at Michigan.  

How Do I Declare?

Once you have decided on what major or minor you wish to declare, you should make an appointment with a major advisor

You should have a major GPA of at least a 2.0 to declare a major (prerequisite courses for the major are included in the GPA calculation).  Be sure to meet with a major advisor or peer advisor early in your career to discuss the program and your plans.

You may declare before you finish all of the prerequisites, but an advisor may recommend that you take additional course work if you have not demonstrated an aptitude for the biological sciences.

How Do I Request a Major/Minor Release?

Major/minor releases can be requested online (without an advising appointment) for students who meet the following criteria:  (1) Declared Program in Biology or Neuroscience major or minor, and (2) LSA Online Audit Checklist is error-free.  [Note: If these do not apply to you, please make an advising appointment.]


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Welcome to the Program in Biology!

Our program represents a collaboration between the departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) & Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB) and encompasses a breadth of disciplines spanning all levels of organization.  Students can choose from an array of majors and minors (and a wide spectrum of career opportunities)! 


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The Program in Biology receives announcements for volunteer opportunities, internships, employment, and much more.