The Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic center for the study and research of the diverse and exciting field of life sciences. Students of the department gain concise knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methods of modern biology; as well as develop necessary analytical, practical, and research skills, relevant in the ever dynamic fields of cell and developmental biology; environmental biology; and biotechnology. A major in biological science is an excellent choice for many students as it provides a basic foundation for advanced study in a broad range of scientific and non-scientific disciplines, and also serves as a stepping-stone for a wide variety of career opportunities in agriculture, medicine, and research.