Undergraduate Major Programs
Build a solid foundation in microbiology, plant biology, food science, and nutrition with hands-on learning alongside faculty mentors and industry partners as you learn how to use microorganisms and plants in modern food production, medicine, and the chemical industry in biosciences careers in agriculture, food, or manufacturing.
Industrial Plant and Microbial Biotechnology Emphasis
Learn how to use plants and microbes to develop products and technologies that help improve our lives and the health of the planet with applications in many fields, such as agriculture, food processing, medicine, and the industrial production of biomolecules, biofuels, and other chemicals.
Fashion Studies Emphasis
Express your sense of style while developing your creative, interpersonal, and business skills. Acquire the knowledge you need to enter and shape the fashion industry while learning about fashion retailing, emerging fashion markets, producing and marketing fashion ethically and sustainably, and the relationships between human culture and fashion.
Spatial Organization and Design Thinking Emphasis
Prepare for jobs that communicate about—and effect change in—buildings, cities, and landscapes with courses in sustainability, digital media, fabrication technology, and more. This degree can also be a stepping stone to graduate studies in design, architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture.
Develop your foundation in structural health monitoring and analysis, materials processing, water and energy efficiency, and gain real-world experience through specialized projects, architectural studio courses, and paid internships while preparing for a career focused on the structural integrity and resilience of buildings and the comfort and health of their occupants.
Develop the skills and knowledge to help guide the world toward a sustainable future by studying ways to sustainably feed an ever-growing world population, harness and preserve natural resources, and overcome environmental challenges. Immersion in design throughout the major prepares you to help protect the health and well-being of humans, wildlife and the Earth.
Lively discussions, one-on-one help, hands-on labs and activities, and design projects prepare you for high-profile research in areas ranging from reusable water to semiconductor manufacturing or a careers in medicine, research, medical product and drug development, food production, water treatment, and manufacturing processes.
Prepare for a career as an environmental engineer who can develop methods for clean manufacturing, wastewater treatment, water purification, alternative energy, and sustainable building. Learn about toxicity and pollutants and how to address issues across a range of industries that potentially affect the environment and public health in classroom study, research, and real-world design projects.
The Biosphere Emphasis
Explore the interactions of microbes, plants, animals, and humans with their physical and chemical environments and learn how to apply biological principles to biodiversity while gaining a broad understanding of habitat conservation, restoration, and rehabilitation. Graduate with the expertise, confidence, and connections to solve environmental and human health challenges.
This major sheds light on the human dimensions of environmental issues. Explore techniques for addressing pressing social science issues and study physical science techniques as you learn about water, land use, food, energy, the built environment and climate from a critical perspective of policy and social science.