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 Biology, Concentration in Biology and Society
In the Biology and Society concentration of the MS program in Biology, students examine topics where biology intersects with society. The concentration tailors’ individual plans of study to individual needs and interests, with a solid grounding in the life and related sciences and with a rigorous analytical and interdisciplinary education.
PhD in Biology, Concentration in Biology and Society
Within our biology 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)
- Biology Education Research
- Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment (4E)
- History and Philosophy of Science (HPS)
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.