Undergraduate Program

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][stm_title title_tag=”div” title_color=”custom” page_title_enable=”true” title_color_custom=”#000000″ title_font_size=”36px” title_line_height=”54px” title_margin_b=”21px”][/stm_title][stm_title title_tag=”div” title_color=”custom” title=”Biology is a diverse and exciting field. Both as preparation for specific professional careers and as the focus of a general liberal arts curriculum, a major in Biology is an excellent choice for many Smart students.” title_color_custom=”#000000″ title_font_size=”20px” title_line_height=”36px” title_margin_b=”27px”][/stm_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836723118{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”]The Biology major can serve as a stepping-stone for a wide variety of career opportunities, such as medical, dental, or veterinary school, or for a graduate program in the biological and applied sciences. It can also serve as a valuable and satisfying focus of a liberal arts education for those not planning careers in science-related fields. Throughout these pages, students will find information from courses, how to declare the major and complete requirements to resources on campus for career services, advising, and research opportunities:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836954372{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Advising
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142100117{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Our peer and staff advisors would love to answer your questions about the major.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836809333{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
How to Declare
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142346657{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 51px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Follow these simple steps to declare a major in Biology.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836816183{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
The Major
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142250079{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]There are 3 ways to complete the Biology major. See which one is right for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836823217{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Honors Program
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142379976{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]The honors program allows students to complete a substantial piece.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836829819{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Research
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142870545{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Learn more about opportunities to get involved in research, both in the Biology department.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836836842{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
The Minor
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142904593{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]For students with an interest in the field but not enough time to complete the major, a minor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836847658{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
The Senior Reflection
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142652135{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Students are invited to undertake a year-long capstone experience in lieu.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836861653{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 21px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Studying away from Smart
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142878223{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Yes, you can spend a quarter off campus & graduate in 4 years.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836868370{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Transfer Credit
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473142739864{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 27px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Learn how to transfer your courses for credit toward the Biology major.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1473143227762{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][stm_single_image img_id=”2270″ img_size=”510×310″ img_responsive_enable=”true”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473836875761{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]
Forms
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1473143183627{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 51px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]Your one-stop shop for Biology forms![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][stm_wp_custommenu nav_menu=”” menu_items=”%5B%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Advising%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22How%20to%20Declare%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22The%20Major%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Honors%20Program%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Doing%20Research%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22The%20Minor%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22The%20Senior%20Reflection%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Studying%20away%20from%20Smart%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Transfer%20Credit%22%7D%2C%7B%22menu_item_url%22%3A%22url%3A%252Fresearch%252F%7C%7C%22%2C%22menu_item_link_text%22%3A%22Forms%22%7D%5D” create_custom_menu=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1473143737600{margin-top: 19px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]