Department of Biology and Earth Science
Area 04 Integrative Biology
Organismal biology deals with the study of diversity within the major groups of living organisms. It identifies classification systems within each group and how the group functions. The main focus of this course of study is to develop an understanding of how the structure and function are related and how they develop through both evolutionary and developmental processes. Organismal biology also explores how structure is related to the niche that a particular organism occupies. Included in this focus are fungi, algae, plants, insects and other invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
This is a recommended program of study for animal emphasis or plant emphasis for the Biology Major, B.S. Area 4 Integrative Biology Degree at UCM.