This page is intended for new first year and transfer students.
CU Boulder is fairly unique in that we have 3 different biology majors instead of just one! The biology advising team is here to help guide you in your choice of biology major.
What are the 3 Biology Majors?
Exploring Other Majors
CU Boulder also offers majors in Neuroscience (this major is similar to MCDB, but specializes in neuro) and Biochemistry (this major has some overlap with other biology majors, but dives deeper into chemistry requiring more math in the process).
For a full list of all majors/minors/certificates available to CU-Boulder students in the college of Arts and Sciences, click here
What is the Best Major for Me?
This is a very personal question that you will explore when you speak with an academic advisor this summer. One of the best ways to explore this question is to look at the course descriptions for the upper division courses. The right major for you is the major that you will enjoy!
Do not worry about making the wrong choice, it is easy to move between the biology majors as you learn more about the biology and your personal interests.