The biology program prepares graduates for further study and employment in biology and related fields. Our graduates work in biotechnology, mathematical ecology, medicine, vaccine research, molecular genetics, dentistry, bioinformatics, pharmacology, neurobiology, veterinary medicine, forensic science, conservation biology, science teaching, environmental activism, and other areas.
The HMC biology major, in conjunction with the common technical core, is unique in its technical breadth. A set of required biology core courses provides a broad foundation in biology. Building on this foundation, each student, in consultation with a biology faculty advisor, selects a group of advanced biology and related technical courses that introduce a life sciences subdiscipline in depth.
In addition to Harvey Mudd courses, students may draw upon the extensive course offerings at Pomona College, the Joint Science Program of Claremont McKenna and Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.