Systems and Synthetic Biology
- Bachelor of Science
Opening Fall 2022, the systems and synthetic biology major provides students with a broad understanding of these two related and interdisciplinary fields. Systems biology aims to understand how complex organismal properties and structures arise from simple components and interactions, and to identify design principles common to many types of biological regulation. Synthetic Biology focuses on the modification (or, ultimately, de novo construction) of organisms to generate novel pathways and processes.
This major emphasizes integrative, computational and quantitative approaches to solving biological problems and engineering new biological outcomes.
- Pharmaceutical researcher
- Biomedical scientist
- Bioenergy scientist
- Agricultural technologist
- Nutrition scientist
- Public policy
- The systems and synthetic biology major is launching Fall 2022. We’ll have more information on alumni employers once the first class graduates!
Explore internships and jobs on campus and beyond.
Your course roadmap
Find the detailed course requirements for your program and map out your path to graduation.
The faculty you will work with
Our undergraduates work directly with our faculty through research projects and labs.
Global learning programs
Expand your horizons by studying abroad or pursuing global learning on campus.
Get hands on with your interests. Participate in one of our hundreds of research opportunities.
What can I do with my major?
Learn how to connect your major to career opportunities.