The biology curriculum is based on the premise that a biologist, regardless of professional goals, must demonstrate a high degree of competence in several areas of biology. These areas include anatomy, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology and taxonomy. In order to achieve maximum benefits from these areas, a thorough knowledge of chemistry, physics, and mathematics is imperative.
Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Program
The Bachelor of Medicine, B/MD program is a dual program offered through the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Accepted applicants receive full undergraduate tuition to USI and a provisional seat at the IU School of Medicine. Additional prerequisites may be required. (more information)
Students who aspire to professional careers requiring additional training beyond the bachelor’s degree usually major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, though other majors are possible. Pre-professional curricula (which are not themselves majors) are available in the areas listed below.