Biology

Academic Program

Catalog Descriptions

Information from the Reed College Catalog for prospective Biology Majors:

Special Programs

Forestry-Environmental Sciences

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.

Pre-Medical/Pre-Veterinary

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 availble at Health Careers Preparation at Reed College.

Sample Four-year Plan

Sample Four-year Plan, one possible route through the Biology major.

Interdisciplinary Majors

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

Majors FAQ, compiled by Biology faculty.