Our mission is to instill an understanding and appreciation of the common thread that connects modern biological study at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Biological research indicates the first forms of life on Earth were microorganisms that existed for billions of years before the evolution of larger organisms. Human biology is the branch of biology that focuses on humans in terms of evolution, genetics, anatomy and physiology, ecology, epidemiology, and anthropology. Basic Biology offers certificates to students who prove their knowledge of the basic principles of biology.
The centrality of evolution and its organizing, unifying properties made its way into textbooks of evolution that reached both secondary school and university level students, bolstering the discipline of evolutionary biology and its inclusion into the biological sciences curriculum; this was increasingly the case all over the world. The Apfeld Lab seeks to dissect the interplay between redox processes and age-dependent changes in tissue function in the nematode C. elegans, in order to shed light on the association between the dysregulation of the cellular redox environment and many human diseases of aging.
A five-course minor in biology is also available for undergraduate students. Postgraduate study is a popular choice for biology graduates. Our upper-level courses cover diverse sub-disciplines within biology, and offer you the chance to study areas you love the most—whether that’s immunology, arctic ecology, developmental biology, evolution, or another track—guided by faculty doing real-world research in those fields.
Visit the websites of the following professional bodies to find out more about courses and careers in biological sciences. Figure (PageIndex1): Biology: The Study of Life: A collection of organisms clockwise from top left: bacteria, koala, fern, toadstool, tree frog, tarantula. A study of how life came to be the way it is today, evolutionary biology involves anything from exploring organisms at the cellular level to the study of entire ecosystems.
As a result of the inclusion of evolution, often as an undergirding theme, in widely used textbooks like the Biological Sciences and Curriculum Study (the ‘BSCS’) a new generation of students received their primary biological training with a view that evolutionary biology was a foundational science in the biological sciences (Smocovitis, 1996). The major groups of living things are animals , plants , fungi , protists , bacteria , and archaea Biology studies their structure, function, distribution, evolution, and taxonomy.
It covers all aspect of the study of living creatures like occurrence, classification, ecology, economic importance, external form, organization, internal structure, nutrition, health and other body functions, reproduction, life history, inheritance and origin. It is broken down into many fields, reflecting the complexity of life from the atoms and molecules of biochemistry to the interactions of millions of organisms in ecology.