If you are interested in supporting the medical field from behind the scenes, Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is for you! The MLS program prepares students with an interest in medicine to be medical lab technicians.

 

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SWAU Graduates 124th Class

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Nursing Graduates Receive ACLS Certification

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SWAU MOVES UP IN U.S. NEWS BEST COLLEGES RANKINGS

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Second Annual 5 Piano Concert

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SWAU CELEBRATES MILESTONE AT DINOSAUR DIG

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SOUTHWESTERN RECEIVES GIFT TO UPDATE BAINUM FIELD

Programs

Biology B.A.

The Biology (B.A.) Program is designed for students seeking to go to medical school or to pursue research in biology with the flexibility in choosing your classes and includes a minor area and a foreign language.

 

Life Science (B.A.) (Secondary Teaching Certification) Program

The Life Science (B.A.) degree is designed to prepare you to teach at the secondary (high school) level with the flexibility in choosing your classes and includes a minor area and a foreign language.

Curriculum Guide

Biology (B.S.), Biomedical Emphasis

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

 

Biology (B.S.), Ecology and Conservation Biology Emphasis

The Ecology and Conservation Biology emphasis is popular with students wanting to pursue careers in the public sector related to conservation.

Life Science (B.S.) (Secondary Teaching Certification) Program

The Life Science (B.S.) degree are designed to prepare you to teach at the secondary (high school) level.

 

Your Future

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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