Welcome to the study of biology and life! It's truly an exciting time in biology across the globe. Our programs will prepare you for impressive careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields, and other professions like physical or occupational therapies, pharmacy, even teaching.

From researching diseases or conservation, to exploring animal ecology and analyzing prehistoric dinosaur bones, our programs will take you through a hands-on journey with some of the best professors and mentors in the field of biology.

 

The career potential for graduates with a B.A. degree in Biology is very large. If a student does not wish to pursue further education after the college degree, there are jobs available as technical assistants for biotech, academic, or government positions.  Alternatively, when combined with a teaching certificate, biology graduates are prepared to teach high school biology. Another career option for biology graduates is to pursue further education in the form of graduate school. A.B.A. in Biology is an excellent entry point for many non-thesis, science-related master's degrees that prepare students to work in industry or government. Such students can become specialists in product development or testing, resource management, or resource policy to name a few.

To view general education requirements for this major please visit the catalog.

BIOL 111, 112 General Biology.............................................8

BIOL 180 Research Seminar.....................................1

BIOL 230 Ecology..................................................................4

BIOL 320 Genetics.................................................................4

BIOL 419 Philosophy of Science.............................................3

BIOL 340 Cell & Molecular Biology I.......................................4

BIOL Biology Electives (x2)...............................................6-8

TOTAL: 30-32

Required Cognates:

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I........................................... 4

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II.......................................... 4

MATH 121 Precalculus or

MATH 241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics............... 3

COMM 111 Speech.............................................................. 3

CSIS Computer Science Elective........................................ 1-3

TOTAL: 15-17

Recommended Cognates:

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I .......................................... 4

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II.......................................... 4

Careers

Biology is the most common degree of medical professionals.  Most biology students go on to graduate or professional school to become physicians, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, researchers, etc.  Others become educators, entrepreneurs, or technicians in biotech, academic, or government positions.  

 

Sample Job Titles

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

98%
of our Biology graduates
are working in a field they
enjoy.

Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor
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Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Research Professor
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Peter McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Department Chair
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Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor/Honors Director
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Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor
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