Biology is a diverse field of study encompassing everything from the planetary to the microscopic.

At UMass Amherst, you’ll have the opportunity to study a range of topics including genetics, anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, botany, and paleontology.

You’ll conduct hands-on research in laboratories and in the field—independently and working closely with our innovative faculty, who are avid scholars and top educators.

For many students, an undergraduate biology program paves the way for graduate study and careers in medicine or academia. A bachelor’s degree in biology can also lead to careers in education and in public or private industry.