The biology major at UMass Amherst is a perfect way to explore your interest in the science of life, preparing you to be a lifelong learner in the rapidly evolving world of biological sciences. 

You will build a foundation through core courses in math and the physical sciences, as well as a flexible curriculum of biological sciences courses that allow you to explore the diversity of the field. You’ll study a range of disciplines, such as genetics and molecular biology, cellular biology, physiology, evolution, biodiversity, ecology, and behavior. 

You can also gain real-world experience through research, fieldwork, opportunities for independent studies, apprenticeships, and scholarships. Your education can extend far beyond the university’s walls through study abroad or domestic exchange program opportunities. 

Your work as a biology major will have you fully prepared to move on to the rest of your career in the life sciences, medicine, or countless other fields.