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About the Biology Program

Areas of Study

  • General biology
  • Secondary education
  • Pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary


The biology curriculum facilitates development of skills needed to excel in today’s rapidly changing world. With a biology degree, you will:

  • Design and carry out research.
  • Think critically about biology.
  • Communicate biological information effectively.
  • Understand and apply ethical principles.
  • Develop an awareness of diverse career options.

The program utilizes an innovative approach grounded in student-directed learning. Students design and carry out research projects. Our program has had excellent success obtaining grant funding for student research, and many students go on to present their research at regional or national meetings of professional organizations.

Special Features

  • Personalized student advising
  • Collaborations with regional professionals
  • Active chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society
  • Access to modern research equipment
  • Opportunities for independent study
  • Carroll owns a 60-acre scientific field station used as an outdoor classroom and laboratory.


Students have access to a variety of modern equipment for use in classroom and independent research investigations. Resources include those needed for physiological recording, molecular biology, microscopy and field biology.

Recent Internship Sites

  • Wildlife in Need Center
  • Waukesha County Land Conservancy
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Research experience for undergraduates at Marquette University, Arizona State University, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society
  • Ohio State University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Purdue University
  • Midwestern School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • UW-Madison Veterinary School
  • UW-Madison Medical School
  • Michigan State University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Royal Veterinary College of London

Career Outcomes

  • Doctor, dentist, veterinarian, physical therapist, etc.
  • Educator - biology/science teacher
  • Zoo or museum curator
  • Departments of natural resources, parks, recreation, etc.
  • Research technician (research and development)
  • Botanist, microbiologists, physiologists, biophysicists, zoologists (wild life biologists), ecologists, agriculture and food scientists, etc.
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