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Human Biology

A professor and a human biology major work in a lab together wearing white lab coats.

The human biology major is designed for students who want a broad background in the biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among these fields. This program is for those who plan to pursue careers in the health care professions but are not interested in a teaching option. 

Human biology is a popular major choice for students who plan to pursue professional school for careers like dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant and other human health careers that require additional education after completing a bachelor degree. To learn more about the support offered to undergraduate students pursuing these careers, view the preprofessional resources provided by the College of Natural Science. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates in human biology receive a foundation to pursue postsecondary course work at veterinary, dental or medical schools or to go on to careers in a wide range of industries. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Health care systems
  • Laboratories
  • Research organizations
  • Exercise science organizations
  • US Army
  • Dental or medical schools

Alumni work as: 

  • Laboratory technicians
  • Chemists
  • Environmental educators
  • Field assistants
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Public information officers
  • Wildlife biologists

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