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Organismal Biology delves into the anatomy and physiology of organisms in the context of evolutionary adaptations, systematics, and how biological units act as integrated systems. Courses in this subdiscipline address grand challenges such as the biodiversity crisis.  

If you have questions on this subdiscipline, please feel free to contact Dr. Oliver Hyman or Dr. Christopher Rose.

Relevant Courses
  • Bio150 Foundations of Biology II
  • Bio430 Ornithology: Research and Current Advances
  • Bio310 Marine Biology *
  • Bio318 Experimental Vertebrate Development
  • Bio320 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates *
  • Bio340 Morphology and Anatomy of Vascular Plants*
  • Bio357 Galapagos Islands-Biodiversity and Conservation*
  • Bio360 Plant Biology*
  • Bio364 Human Uses of Plants*
  • Bio386 Field Botany*
  • Bio395 Comparative Animal Behavior
  • Bio405 Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Bio410 Advanced Human Anatomy
  • Bio412 Mammalogy*
  • Bio427 Tropical Mammalogy
  • Bio430 Ornithology: Research and Current Advances*
  • Bio455 Plant Physiology
  • Bio460 Plant Biotechnology
  • Bio470 Morphology of Nonvascular Plants*
  • Bio486 Systematics of Vascular Plants*
  • Bio490 Mechanics of Animal Movement*

*This course fulfills the BIO upper-level elective requirement of an Organismal Diversity course. Please reference the online course catalog for official requirements.

Careers
  • Vet assistant and Lab animal caretaker
  • Fisheries Biologist (US Fish &Wildlife)
  • Biologist/Biological Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Agricultural Inspector or Engineer
  • Animal Breeder
  • Aquaculture manager
  • Farm and Ranch Manager
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist

To learn more about careers in Biology, check out our Career Guide for Biology Majors!

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