The Biology Major
Biology is the study of life — in all its abundance, variety, and complexity. Students in the Biology major at Lyon College gain a broad knowledge of biological fact and theory, from the molecular to the ecosystem level. They develop their abilities to observe, analyze, and solve problems involving living systems.
Both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are available in biology. The B.S. degree is recommended for students interested in the health professions, a graduate degree, or employment in biologically oriented fields. In order to be certified by Lyon College to teach biology, a student must obtain either a B.A. or B.S. in biology and must take SCI 360, Methods in Teaching Science.
Students who complete a degree in biology have many options following their undergraduate studies. The biology major and minor expose students to all aspects of this field of study, from biochemical and molecular biology to ecology and population biology. The other features of the Lyon College academic program complement and enhance students' studies in biology.
The Biology Minor
The Biology minor is a course of study designed as a second field for students who wish to develop an understanding of the scientific study of living systems and organisms.