Information from the Reed College Catalog for prospective Biology Majors:
- Biology Major
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major
- Environmental Studies-Biology Major
- Division of Natural Science and Mathematics
Reed College participates with Duke University in a combined degree program in Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Students spend 3 years at Reed and 2 years in the Masters program at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, after which they receive both a bachelor's degree from Reed and a master's degree from Duke. For more information, you can email the Duke 3-2 faculty advisor.
There is no formal pre-medical or pre-veterinary major at Reed; students may major in the academic discipline that most excites them, and include the courses typically required by most medical or veterinary schools. The Reed Catalog includes a description of courses. Reed's Career Services has additional information available at Health Careers Preparation at Reed College.
Sample Four-year Plan
Sample Four-year Plan, one possible route through the Biology major.
Special ad hoc programs that link two disciplines can be arranged with faculty approval. Common Interdisciplinary majors with Biology include Mathematics/Biology and Psychology/Biology (see suggested course work for students interested in Neuroscience).
Majors FAQ, compiled by Biology faculty.