Biology Programs at Rollins

The biology major exposes students to a wide variety of field, laboratory, and classroom experiences fundamental to the life sciences. Through selected electives, students may concentrate on specific areas of interest such as marine biology, ecology, microbiology, botany, zoology, or molecular biology. 

Hands on experience

Graduates are prepared to pursue employment in biological laboratories as well as further study in the health professions or at graduate research institutions.

The major also offers the flexibility for students to minor in another area or to fulfill requirements for secondary teaching certification. Students have excellent opportunities to engage in independent research projects. Students may not simultaneously major or minor in biology and marine biology, or biochemistry/molecular biology.

UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY PROGRAMS

Major in Biology

The biology major exposes students to a wide variety of field, laboratory, and classroom experiences fundamental to the life sciences. Through selected electives students can concentrate on specific areas of interest such as marine biology, ecology, microbiology, botany, zoology, or molecular biology. Graduates are prepared to pursue employment in biological laboratories as well as further study in the health professions or at graduate research institutions. Students may not major, double major, or minor in both biology and marine biology.

Biology Course Catalogue
Biology Major Map
Biology Minor Map

Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The biochemistry/molecular biology major is an interdepartmental major offered by the biology and chemistry departments that provides students with a strong background in chemistry and biology with an emphasis on molecular aspects. Through selected electives, students may concentrate on specific areas of interest. Students have excellent opportunities within the departments of biology and chemistry to engage in independent research projects. Graduates are prepared to pursue employment in biochemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological laboratories as well as further study in the health professions or at graduate research institutions. Note that biochemistry/molecular biology majors may not double major in biology or chemistry.

Major in Marine Biology

The major in marine biology provides students with a broad understanding of the basic biological and ecological principles as they relate to the marine ecosystems. Core courses will expose students to the discovery nature of science and educate them in their roles as global citizens in preserving the health of the marine environment. The major prepares students to enter careers and advanced studies in biological research, environmental science and conservation.

Marine Biology Course Catalogue
Marine Biology Major Map

Neuroscience (minor only)

The neuroscience minor combines courses in biology, psychology, and philosophy for an integrated study of how the brain functions and the biological contributions to behavior. The program is interdisciplinary with a variety of topical and methodological perspectives. Students aspiring to graduate studies in neuroscience may combine the minor with a major in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, marine biology, or psychology. 

Neuroscience Course Catalogue
Neuroscience Minor Map