ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. Students can experience work in fisheries, forestry science, genetics, microbiology and other lab sciences ecology and conservation at UW-Green Bay-managed natural areas, as wel as study abroad experiences and the health sciences. One specialization within this field would be marine and freshwater biology, which involves learning about the biology of aquatic organisms, including the management of aquatic environments and aquaculture.
Biology has evolved as a field of science since it was first studied in ancient civilizations, although modern biology is a relatively recent field. Learn about animals, plants, evolution, the tree of life, ecology, cells, genetics, fields of biology and more. Organismic biologists came through the period of the ‘molecular wars’ intact, rallying around Dobzhansky’s oft-heard assertion that ‘nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution’ (Smocovitis, 1996).
Our scientific expertise spans the realm of biological sciences to drive advances in medicine and healthcare, biotechnology, education, and public policy. Biological science as done in the laboratory is so much more complicated than Wason’s test systems that it’s certainly fair to question the relevance of simple card tricks played on unsuspecting undergraduate students on what educated people in white coats do in the lab.
Biology graduates can also transfer into medical careers, though this will usually require at least four years of postgraduate study. This means most biology courses will have core modules in the first year focusing on subjects such as cell theory and molecular biology, evolution, physiology and adaptation, gene theory, and homeostasis. By choosing one of our areas of specialization, such as Animal Physiology, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, or Plant Biology, you can better prepare yourself for these exciting career opportunities.
A course in biological sciences will combine practical and theory work with a mixture of lectures, seminars and lab work. Our Biology program is versatile, allowing you to complement your Genetics, Cell Biology, Physiology, Ecology, Plant Biology, and Human Anatomy courses with studies from the arts, humanities, languages, and mathematics areas. The Department, like the discipline, is diverse, offering both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to study living systems at the level of genes and proteins to entire ecosystems.
This broad base of knowledge gives you the ability to succeed in any arena calling for biological expertise: teaching at all levels; academic, government, private, and industrial research; science journalism and law; professional fields such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and optometry; allied health areas such as physical and occupational therapy; and graduate study. For the very first humans, knowledge about plant and animal meant the difference between life or death.
These are just a few of the many biology examples wherein its fundamental tenets are integrated into other scientific fields. AIMS AND SCOPE OF JOURNAL: The Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, in publication since 1985, covers the most significant developments in the field of cell and developmental biology, including structure, function, and organization of the cell, development and evolution of the cell as it relates to single and multicellular organisms, and models and tools of molecular biology.