By definition, biology studies how living things work and how they interact with each other and the environment. The biological sciences includes many fascinating fields; topics of study range from molecular properties of cell structure, heredity, functions of tissues and organs, habitats and behaviors and how ecosystems change over time. Recent advances in the biological sciences have made major breakthroughs that affect the world in extraordinary ways. With the accelerating pace of discovery, this trend will continue. A degree in general biology will give the student the ability to explore many diverse fields of biology and can lead to future graduate studies in professional or research institutions or to jobs in a wide range of industries.