Top Majors and Programs in Biological And Biomedical Sciences

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  1. Instructional programs that focus on the biological sciences and the non-clinical biomedical sciences, and that prepare individuals for research and professional careers as biologists and biomedical scientists.
Total Students
118,856
Total Males
46,249 (39%)

Total Females
72,607 (61%)
 

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All Biological And Biomedical Sciences Bachelors degree Programs:

Major Students Females Males
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 11,328 (9.5%) 5,778 (51%) 5,550 (49%)
Biochemistry 8,777 (7.4%) 4,490 (51.2%) 4,287 (48.8%)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 942 (.8%) 473 (50.2%) 469 (49.8%)
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 232 (.2%) 111 (47.8%) 121 (52.2%)
Biophysics 141 (.1%) 44 (31.2%) 97 (68.8%)
Molecular Biochemistry 354 (.3%) 182 (51.4%) 172 (48.6%)
Molecular Biology 873 (.7%) 470 (53.8%) 403 (46.2%)
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology 9 (%) 8 (88.9%) 1 (11.1%)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1,433 (1.2%) 984 (68.7%) 449 (31.3%)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1,433 (1.2%) 984 (68.7%) 449 (31.3%)
Biology, General 79,434 (66.8%) 49,775 (62.7%) 29,659 (37.3%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 75,185 (63.3%) 47,200 (62.8%) 27,985 (37.2%)
Biomedical Sciences, General 4,249 (3.6%) 2,575 (60.6%) 1,674 (39.4%)
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 386 (.3%) 196 (50.8%) 190 (49.2%)
Bioinformatics 253 (.2%) 122 (48.2%) 131 (51.8%)
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 26 (%) 12 (46.2%) 14 (53.8%)
Biometry/Biometrics 38 (%) 18 (47.4%) 20 (52.6%)
Biostatistics 32 (%) 23 (71.9%) 9 (28.1%)
Computational Biology 37 (%) 21 (56.8%) 16 (43.2%)
Biotechnology 882 (.7%) 447 (50.7%) 435 (49.3%)
Biotechnology 882 (.7%) 447 (50.7%) 435 (49.3%)
Botany/Plant Biology 297 (.2%) 152 (51.2%) 145 (48.8%)
Botany/Plant Biology 243 (.2%) 122 (50.2%) 121 (49.8%)
Botany/Plant Biology, Other 26 (%) 14 (53.8%) 12 (46.2%)
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 28 (%) 16 (57.1%) 12 (42.9%)
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 3,577 (3%) 2,020 (56.5%) 1,557 (43.5%)
Anatomy 472 (.4%) 285 (60.4%) 187 (39.6%)
Cell Biology and Anatomy 7 (%) 3 (42.9%) 4 (57.1%)
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 2,550 (2.1%) 1,433 (56.2%) 1,117 (43.8%)
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other 125 (.1%) 73 (58.4%) 52 (41.6%)
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 372 (.3%) 195 (52.4%) 177 (47.6%)
Developmental Biology and Embryology 51 (%) 31 (60.8%) 20 (39.2%)
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 3,416 (2.9%) 2,205 (64.5%) 1,211 (35.5%)
Aquatic Biology/Limnology 74 (.1%) 43 (58.1%) 31 (41.9%)
Conservation Biology 161 (.1%) 105 (65.2%) 56 (34.8%)
Ecology 727 (.6%) 444 (61.1%) 283 (38.9%)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 429 (.4%) 265 (61.8%) 164 (38.2%)
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other 178 (.1%) 104 (58.4%) 74 (41.6%)
Environmental Biology 312 (.3%) 186 (59.6%) 126 (40.4%)
Epidemiology 36 (%) 25 (69.4%) 11 (30.6%)
Evolutionary Biology 125 (.1%) 83 (66.4%) 42 (33.6%)
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 1,374 (1.2%) 950 (69.1%) 424 (30.9%)
Genetics 582 (.5%) 375 (64.4%) 207 (35.6%)
Animal Genetics 46 (%) 33 (71.7%) 13 (28.3%)
Genetics, General 333 (.3%) 210 (63.1%) 123 (36.9%)
Genome Sciences/Genomics 7 (%) 4 (57.1%) 3 (42.9%)
Molecular Genetics 187 (.2%) 123 (65.8%) 64 (34.2%)
Plant Genetics 9 (%) 5 (55.6%) 4 (44.4%)
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 3,011 (2.5%) 1,748 (58.1%) 1,263 (41.9%)
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 434 (.4%) 263 (60.6%) 171 (39.4%)
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other 146 (.1%) 80 (54.8%) 66 (45.2%)
Microbiology and Immunology 115 (.1%) 60 (52.2%) 55 (47.8%)
Microbiology, General 2,316 (1.9%) 1,345 (58.1%) 971 (41.9%)
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 6,726 (5.7%) 4,210 (62.6%) 2,516 (37.4%)
Neurobiology and Anatomy 835 (.7%) 502 (60.1%) 333 (39.9%)
Neurobiology and Behavior 109 (.1%) 77 (70.6%) 32 (29.4%)
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other 14 (%) 9 (64.3%) 5 (35.7%)
Neuroscience 5,768 (4.9%) 3,622 (62.8%) 2,146 (37.2%)
Pharmacology and Toxicology 250 (.2%) 137 (54.8%) 113 (45.2%)
Environmental Toxicology 25 (%) 19 (76%) 6 (24%)
Pharmacology 73 (.1%) 33 (45.2%) 40 (54.8%)
Pharmacology and Toxicology 72 (.1%) 35 (48.6%) 37 (51.4%)
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other 18 (%) 7 (38.9%) 11 (61.1%)
Toxicology 62 (.1%) 43 (69.4%) 19 (30.6%)
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 5,219 (4.4%) 2,999 (57.5%) 2,220 (42.5%)
Exercise Physiology 3,523 (3%) 1,972 (56%) 1,551 (44%)
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 16 (%) 13 (81.3%) 3 (18.8%)
Physiology, General 1,562 (1.3%) 921 (59%) 641 (41%)
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other 29 (%) 24 (82.8%) 5 (17.2%)
Reproductive Biology 2 (%) 2 (100%) 0
Vision Science/Physiological Optics 87 (.1%) 67 (77%) 20 (23%)
Zoology/Animal Biology 2,315 (1.9%) 1,581 (68.3%) 734 (31.7%)
Animal Behavior and Ethology 140 (.1%) 122 (87.1%) 18 (12.9%)
Animal Physiology 116 (.1%) 74 (63.8%) 42 (36.2%)
Entomology 105 (.1%) 49 (46.7%) 56 (53.3%)
Wildlife Biology 443 (.4%) 258 (58.2%) 185 (41.8%)
Zoology/Animal Biology 1,511 (1.3%) 1,078 (71.3%) 433 (28.7%)
All majors information based on most recent available data for Bachelors degree majors from the 2017 enrollment cycle