What is biology?
Biology is the study of living organisms, including microbes, plants and animals, and the way in which they interact with one another and their environment. Core courses in this degree program give students a foundation in subjects such as evolution, biodiversity, ecology, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, and the principles of genetics. The biology major prepares students for jobs in a wide range of competitive fields, as well as for further studies in graduate, medical or veterinary schools.
Why study biology at UNH?
The biology major combines a challenging laboratory curriculum and engaging fieldwork with courses that capture the diversity of nature’s biological systems. UNH’s state-of-the-art facilities and location close to the New Hampshire Seacoast, Lakes Region and White Mountain National Forest provide a wide range of dynamic, hands-on research opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with faculty in both the classroom and laboratory, and to participate in research projects related to freshwater, estuarine and marine biology, physiology, neurobiology and behavior, genetics and behavior ecology, biology education, tissue culture, and biodiversity of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Potential career areas
- Administration/management in biology fields
- Biotechnology companies
- Educational institutions
- Environmental conservation organizations
- Environmental consulting
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Research hospitals and medical centers
- Science writing
- State and federal agencies