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. The biology minor will give you an introduction to subjects such as evolution, biodiversity, ecology, and molecular and cellular biology in animals,plants and fungi. Combine your studies with a major such as education, healthcare, news media, business or environmental studies to prepare for jobs in a wide range of competitive fields or further study in graduate, medical or veterinary schools,or work for news reporting and media.
Why study biology at UNH?
Our biology program 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.
Potential career areas
- Education (teaching, research and outreach)
- Environmental conservation
- Environmental consultation
- Science writing, news media or broadcasting
- State and federal agencies