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Biology - BACHELOR'S (BA, BS)

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CIP CODE 26.0101.00


The Biology B.S. program provides students with a strong background in the fundamental tenets of the biological sciences while allowing them to customize their degree plans to meet specific career goals. The biology B.A. program is suitable for career preparation in a number of biological fields and for teaching certification in life and composite science.


The B.S. degree prepares students to go in to a number of biological and health professional fields, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, or pursue a Master of Science or PhD in biology. The program offers numerous opportunities to engage with our award winning and nationally recognized faculty in research. An innovative and student-centered curriculum fosters critical thinking, the development of scientific skills, and leadership.

The program is 120 credit hours and students must meet and maintain the minimum GPA as stated in the catalog.



  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agriculture Extension Agent/Educator
  • Agronomist/Plant Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanist
  • Community Ecologist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Criminologist
  • Cytologist
  • Developmental Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • EPA Inspector
  • Farm Management
  • Field Botanist
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Forest Biologist
  • Genetics Researcher
  • Health Officer
  • Horticulturalist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Immunologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Lab Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Medical Library Specialist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Mycologist
  • Naturalist
  • Nursery Management
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Plant Ecologist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Range Manager
  • Soil Scientist
  • Teacher, Science
  • Technical Writer
  • Wildlife Biologist


Bachelor of Science (BS) Option

The Bachelor of Science in biology is recommended to those students desiring to become professional biologists or biology teachers in secondary schools, to enter certain allied-health fields, and to continue their education through entrance into professional schools of medicine or dentistry or advanced graduate study and research at the master’s or doctoral levels. There are two degree plan options through which students can complete their biology BS degree. Option one in general biology allows students to choose elective courses beyond the biology core that prepare them to enter a specific professional field, such as medical, dental, veterinary, or graduate school for further study and research. Students pursuing health professions careers should contact the Health Professions Advisor for assistance in selecting course electives pertinent to their specific career path. Students interested in genomics, environmental biology, or other areas of specialization should contact their biology advisor for assistance with recommended courses. Option two in frensics provides students with the training necessary to pursue exciting careers in biological forensics, DNA testing, or police department laboratories.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Option

The Bachelor of Arts in biology is suitable for career preparation in a number of biological career fields and for students who desire teaching certification with a teaching field in biology, composite science, and allied health careers.

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Biology - BACHELOR'S (BA, BS)

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