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Major in Biology (B.S.)

The bachelor of science degree in Biology is designed to teach high-quality science courses, prepare students for entry in graduate or professional programs, and provide academic and professional enrichment for students who desire to pursue careers in the biological sciences. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, research, and writing while exploring and understanding the world around them -- both inside and outside the classroom.

Students will gain valuable skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Key biological principles as applicable in cell and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, organismal biology, biochemistry, physiology, and biotechnology
  • Practice of biology through scientific inquiry
  • Values and ethics related to the biological sciences
  • Evaluate, formulate and defend positions on social, moral and ethical controversies involving biology 

What can I do with a degree in Biology?

  • Microbiologist
  • Biology professor
  • Physician
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Environmentalist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Botanist
  • Veterinarian
  • Graduate work

Program Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Information

For a complete overview of the program and requirements for the current year, please view online catalog.

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