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.

Although there is no formal pre-medical or pre-veterinary major at Reed, our students have gained admission to many of the country's top medical and veterinary schools. The Reed Catalog includes a description of courses typically taken by students interested in medical or veterinary school. Reed's Career Services has additional information availble at their web page titled "Health Careers Preparation at Reed College"

Sample Four-year Plan

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

Majors FAQ

Majors FAQ, compiled by Biology faculty.

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).