Biology and marine biology majors investigate the interconnected processes that shape the living world. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology is housed in a large, new building offering modern teaching and research laboratories, a spacious wet-lab with running seawater, several greenhouses and state-of-the-art instrumentation for cell and molecular biology. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and marine biology. Minors are also offered in biology, marine biology, and horticulture. The Department has a very active program for undergraduate research, and students are encouraged to join an ongoing project as early as their first year.