Integrative Biology allows you to experience the full range of fields within Biology and includes research-based experiences and coursework


Biological Technicians, Median Pay: $43,800; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 10% (faster than average). High School Teachers, Median Pay: $59,170; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 8% (average). Medical Scientists, Median Pay: $82,090; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 13% (faster than average). Occupational Therapists, Median Pay: $83,200; Job Outlook (next 10 years): 24% (much faster than average).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at (visited Feb. 12, 2019).

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




Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, High School Science Teacher, Research Scientist, Public Health Officer, Health Educator, Science Writer, Occupational Therapist, Speech- Language Pathologist, Optometrist, Orthotist & Prosthetist. (Note that some of these careers require additional graduate training and may require additional pre-requisite coursework. Please consult with your academic advisor for career planning.)


Biological Technicians
High School Teachers
Medical Scientists
Occupational Therapists

Biology B.S. Core Curriculum
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 111General Biology I4
BIOL 112General Biology II4
BIOL 180Biology Research Seminar1
BIOL 230Ecology4
BIOL 320Genetics4
BIOL 419Philosophy of Science3
 Sub-Total Credits20
Electives Course Choices

Choose one course from each of the following groups. Choose three additional electives from any group. Total Credits: 26 - 32

Item #TitleCredits
 Biomedical Electives3 - 4
 Botany Electives4
 Ecology Electives4
 Research Techniques Elective3 - 4
 Zoology Elective 3 - 4
 Sub-Total Credits26 - 32


Required Cognates
Item #TitleCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4
CHEM 112General Chemistry II4
 MATH 141 or MATH 1803-4
 Sub-Total Credits11 - 12
 Total Credits:57 - 64


Faculty Profiles

Amy McHenry, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Professor and Department Chair

Jared Wood, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor