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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

College of Science


Bachelor of Science in Biology

B.S. Biology - Department of Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology is recommended to those students desiring to become professional biologists, biology teachers in secondary schools, to enter certain allied-health fields, and those individuals intending to continue their education through entrance into professional schools of medicine or dentistry, or pursue advanced graduate study and research at the master’s or doctorate level.  There are two degree plan options through which students can complete their Biology B.S. 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 Forensics provides students with the training necessary to pursue exciting careers in biological forensics, DNA testing or police department laboratories.