A degree in biology
Study in the biological sciences provide students with fundamental knowledge of biology at molecular, cellular, physiological and ecological levels. Our programs serve to develop and train students to be well prepared for post-graduate studies as well as for careers in biology-related industry and research sectors.
Biological sciences alum left a lasting impact on campus
Dr. Heather Gietzen, CLAS '98, earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Wayne State before going on to earn her doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in orthodontics at U-M. She now has a successful orthodontic practice in Lowell, Michigan, where she is also very involved in her community. Gietzen, whose maiden name is Zablocki, admits that she was reluctant to apply to Wayne State at first.
Biology alumnus Michael Reed builds rich legacy of environmental and animal science outreach, education and engagement through Detroit Zoological Society