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B.S. in Biology and Society

B.S. in Biology and Society

  • QS World University Rankings
    21
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Biology & Society major provides the skills and perspectives necessary to confront problems with biological, social, and ethical dimensions. The Biology & Society major is suited for students who wish to combine training in biology with perspectives from the social sciences and humanities aspects of modern biology. Because the Biology & Society major is multidisciplinary, students must attain a basic understanding of each of the several disciplines it comprises, by including courses in the fields of biology, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. In addition, majors take core courses in Biology & Society, and a set of electives, and a special senior seminar that comprises their theme. Students are expected to select their theme courses to meet their own goals and interests in consultation with a faculty advisor. Some areas of interest may be genetic engineering, the right to medical care, health and society, biology and public policy, food and population, and environment and society, to name a few. Course work in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences may be selected from theme concentrations in Biology & Business; Environment and Society; Health and Society; Biology, Behavior and Society, to name a few. Students may also develop their own individually tailored theme, in consultation with a faculty advisor. For further information on the major, including courses of related interest, see Suman Seth, advising coordinator, in 303 Rockefeller Hall, or contact him by email at [email protected] The Biology & Society major, which involves faculty from throughout the university, is offered by the Department of Science & Technology Studies. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible for the major. The major is coordinated for students in both colleges through the Biology & Society Office in 306 Rockefeller Hall, (607) 255-6047. All Biology & Society courses can count towards credits in either the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Arts and Sciences.