The Biomedical emphasis is popular with students wanting to pursue careers in medicine, various allied health professions, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.

Physicians and Surgeons, Median Pay: $187,200/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 14% growth (much faster average). Physician Assistant, Median Pay: $98,180/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 30% (faster than average). Pharmacists, Median Pay: $121,500/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 3% (slower average). Biological Technicians, Median Pay: $41,650; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 10% (faster than average).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at (visited March 14, 2017).

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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.  



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

of our Biology graduates
are working in a field they

Biology B.S. Core Curriculum  
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 111General Biology 14
BIOL 112General Biology 24
BIOL 180Biology Research Seminar1
BIOL 230Ecology4
BIOL 320Genetics4
BIOL 419Philosophy of Science3
 Sub-Total Credits20


Required Courses  
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 340Cell and Molecular Biology 14
 BIOL Electives (x3)9-12
 Sub-Total Credits13-16
Elective Choices  
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 318Microbiology & Immunology4
BIOL 333Parasitology3
BIOL 341Cell and Molecular Biology 24
BIOL 410Human Physiology4
BIOL 443Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
BIOL 450Histology4
BIOL 455Immunology3
BIOL 480Research in Biology3
Required Cognates  
Item #TitleCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry 14
CHEM 112General Chemistry 24
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry 24
PHYS 121General Physics 14
PHYS 122General Physics 24
 MATH 121 or MATH 1413
 Sub-Total Credits27



Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Research Professor

Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty

Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor