Department of Biology - General Degree Information

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General Degree Information

Degree Programs

The biology major is frequently chosen by students with career interests related to medicine, environmental science, biological research and teaching and secondary education in the sciences. Qualified Winthrop students in biology are accepted for postgraduate study in many fields, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physiology, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, botany, zoology and medical technology.

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Students may choose General Biology, a concentration in either Biomedical Research, Medical Technology or obtain Teacher Certification in Secondary Education.

Bachelor of Science Degrees with concentrations in:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Biomedical Research
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with Teacher Certification


  • Biology
  • General Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary

Degree Checklists for the College of Arts & Sciences

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Teacher Education/Secondary Certification in Biology

Biology majors can complete a secondary education minor to become a certified high school biology teacher with our Teacher Education/Secondary Certification Program.

Master of Science in Biology

Whether you are a new graduate continuing your education in a specialized field of study or seasoned professional wishing to capitalize on your years of service in the field, Winthrop University provides an outstanding opportunity for graduate studies in biology. The biology department offers a Master of Science degree with both thesis and non-thesis options. Coursework for either option can be completed within two years by attending evening classes.

Last Updated: 4/15/20