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Bachelor of Science - College of Arts & Sciences

If you want a challenging but rewarding curriculum taught by an experienced, enthusiastic faculty with diverse backgrounds, the biology major may be for you. Students tailor their programs beyond the major's core curriculum to meet their specific needs, and they receive excellent experiential learning opportunities through undergraduate research and internships. These are important for students going on to graduate programs, health profession programs, and biology-related jobs.  Small classes (averaging 18-24 students in well-equipped labs) ensure that you will be able to take full advantage of interactions with professors.

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Biology Pride Points

Curriculum & Learning Opportunities


      This concentration studies a wide range of aspects of the biology field.

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      This concentration predominantly works in lab researching causes of diseases and/or developing strategies to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases.  

      This concentration focuses on topics related to conservationism in biology.

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      This program prepares students for certification in medical technology.

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      This program helps studnets prepare for certification in teaching biology.

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Hear From Our Students & Faculty

Sally Smith, biology faculty member

"The biology major is ideal for students preparing to enter into a health profession program because it provides a broad background in the natural sciences as well as specific training in essential biological topics related to the medical field.  Students can use the courses required for admission to the health profession programs listed above to fulfill their degree requirements in biology. This enables students to simultaneously complete degree requirements and pre-requisites for the programs, which is not possible in every major."


Rachel Edlein, biology major

"I've made some of my best friends from bonding over fetal pigs in zoology, pathways in cell biology, bug displays in insect field studies, group projects in research methods, mechanisms in genetics, and so much more. You really get to experience the breadth of biology and can build so many skills early on, fortunately with the help of professors that truly care about you and are always willing to help."


Beyond Graduation

Natalie Mseis Jackson


Students who graduate from our biology program often go on to pursue masters and doctorate degrees at prestigious universities across the country.  

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Last Updated: 4/17/20