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.

 

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists, Median Pay: $59,680/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 4% growth (slower than average). Animal Care and Service Workers, Median Pay: $21,260; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 11% (faster than average). Conservation Scientists and Foresters. Median Pay: $60,220/year; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 7% (as fast as average). Environmental Scientists, Median Pay: $67,460; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 11% (faster than average).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ (visited March 1, 2017).

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

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

BIOL 180 Biology Freshman Seminar.....................................1

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

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

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

BIOL 328 Biostatistics............................................................3

BIOL 345 Environment & Mankind..........................................4

BIOL 360 Plant Biology...........................................................4

BIOL 443 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy........................4

BIOL 475 Fisheries and Wildlife Management......................4

BIOL  ***  Botany Elective........................................................4

BIOL  ***  Ecology Elective.......................................................4

BIOL  ***  Zoology Elective (x2)................................................4

TOTAL: 36

Required Cognates:

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

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

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

CSIS 102 Microcomputer Literacy and Applications or

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

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

TOTAL: 15-17

* **In consultation with the advisor, BIOL 480 Research in Biology, may
replace one of the above electives. BIOL 480 is a one credit hour course.
In order to count as an elective, it must be repeated three times and a
final presentation must be given.

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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