Majors and Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Biology - AGLS
Iowa State University is a major center for research and education in the biological sciences. Students have the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s leaders in biological research and teaching and to participate in innovative programs. You may develop your program of study to target your goals by choosing from a wide variety of advanced courses in areas such as animal biology, plant biology, ecology, evolution, biodiversity, genetics, development and cell biology. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad, take courses at field stations around North America, and participate in North American or international field trips in biology. In addition, you may explore the frontiers of biology by doing research on campus or through summer field courses at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory or one of our affiliated institutes including the Organization for Tropical Studies or the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Iowa State’s high-quality academic program will prepare you for further studies in graduate school in a diverse range of biological fields or to continue on to professional training in environmental biology, human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, chiropractic or pharmacy.
Premedical and Health Sciences
Preveterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences
The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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