The faculty at Biology and Society have diverse interests and mentor graduate students in a range of research topics. These topics include, but are not limited to, Embryo Project, neuroscience and ethics, Carnap Editing project, environmental ethics and ecology, and the social and cultural history of fire. Check out the Graduate Programs in Biology and Society Brochure. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Biology and Society can follow one of several paths:
MS or PhD in Biology, Concentration in Biology and Society
Within our biology MS and PhD degrees, you may concentrate in an area where “biology intersects with society” – to learn how biosciences shape and are shaped by societal values and traditions.The Biology and Society concentration draws from many areas to help you develop critical thinking and analytical skills. You may further specialize in one of three tracks:
- Bioethics, Policy, and Law (BPL)
- History and Philosophy of Science (HPS)
- Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment (4E)
PhD in History and Philosophy of Science
In the History and Philosophy of Science PhD program, you will receive solid training in history and philosophy of science with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies of the sciences, and their conceptual structures, epistemology, history, and impacts on society. The strength of our History and Philosophy of Science program is that we bring philosophy, history and the study of science together.
Graduate Certificate in Nonfiction Writing
The Graduate Certificate in Nonfiction Writing is a program aimed at improving nonfiction writing of all varieties and genres. It can be taken as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone pursuit.