Majors and Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biology - LAS

Biology is the study of all aspects of life on this planet.

The biology program at Iowa State provides a broad education in all aspects of modern biology. With over 200 faculty who are biologists, our students have the opportunity to learn from research and educational leaders in all fields of the biological sciences. Graduates with a biology degree from Iowa State pursue a variety of careers including:

  • environmental biologist
  • medical technologist
  • microbiologist
  • molecular biologist
  • pharmacist
  • physical therapist
  • physician
  • teacher / professor
  • veterinarian
  • wildlife biologist

Biology is constantly in the news. Human genome sequencing, embryonic stem cell research, molecular biology and gene manipulation creating genetically modified crops, anthrax and other forms of biological warfare; all of these topics begin in the field of biology.

Related Curriculums

Biological Sciences
Premedical and Health Sciences
  Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
The Environment
The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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