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Science, Sustainability, and Environment


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Explore Diverse Fields of Natural Science

You can tailor this major for your interests in health sciences, cell and molecular biology, ecology, environmental studies, or evolution and systematics. Faculty guide students to research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities, to publish their research in scientific journals, and to professional internships.

Contact Info

Susan Hoffman, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Biology

212 Pearson Hall, 700 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

It is important that you obtain a solid foundation, not only in the basic core of zoology courses, but also in basic chemistry, physics, and mathematics in your study of zoology. This foundation will enable you to pursue a range of different career opportunities later.

  • BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
  • CHM 141 College Chemistry
  • MBI 121 The Microbial World and Expermenting with Microbes
  • MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

Those who seek employment immediately after graduation find positions in a variety of fields. Our graduates report job titles of naturalist, park technician, assistant pathologist, lab technician, technical sales representative, research technician, museum curator, fisheries manager, environmental planner, municipal zookeeper, environmental impact analyst, and high school biology teacher.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Ty Cooley doing research in the field
  • Ty conducts research on macroinvertebrates in 21 different wetland systems around southwest Ohio, looking for clues about why a certain pathogen is causing a significant number of amphibian declines and extinctions.

    Ty Cooley ’22

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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