The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): 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. (CIP Code #26)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Biology; Molecular Biology; Botany; Zoology; Genetics; Physiology and Pathology; Pharmacology.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
Charles Darwin by Serge K. Keller, FCD
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Promoted the theory of evolution by natural selection
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Marine biologists, advanced the global environment movement
Jonas Salk (1914-1995)
Inventor of the first safe vaccine for polio
Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.
Computer Specialists, All Other: $76,000
All Other Life Scientists: $69,020
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists: $81,870
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary: $83,270
Biological Scientists, All Other: $68,030
The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
(Moved, Report under 26.0204)
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.
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.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 26.0101 - 26.0102.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
(NEW) A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 26.0202- 26.0299.
A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.
A program that focuses on the application of physics principles to the scientific study the mechanisms of biological processes and assemblies at all levels of complexity. Includes instruction in research methods and equipment operation and applications to subjects such as bioenergetics, biophysical theory and modeling, electrophysics, membrane biology, channels, receptors and transporters, contractility and muscle function, protein shaping and folding, molecular and supramolecular structures and assemblies, and computational science.
A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signalling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.(Moved from 26.0402)
(NEW) A program that focuses on the scientific relationship of physiological function to the structure and actions of macromolecules and supramolecular assemblies such as multienzyme complexes, membranes, and viruses. Includes instruction in the chemical mechanisms of regulation and catalysis, protein synthesis and other syntheses, and biomolecular chemical reactions.