Bachelor of Science
The biology program will instill in students comprehension of the scientific method and the application of this method to investigations in biology. Upon graduation, students majoring in biology will be able to think critically and solve problems, effectively communicate using scientific language, demonstrate a respect for life and the environment, identify and discuss key biological principles, apply a basic understanding of chemistry to biological processes, demonstrate skill in observation, demonstrate safe and effective lab technique, and find employment in a science-related field or enter graduate/professional school.
For students who intend to advance to graduate or professional schools, or have an interest in research, the opportunity for individual research projects may be available.
Our graduates are accepted into medical, dental, physical therapy and veterinary school. Others land jobs right away in everything from quality control and research development to conservation and park management. Still others begin fulfilling careers in teaching.
Additional Program Requirements
44 hours with a BIOL prefix is required for biology majors, discounting BIOL 102 and 230, which do not count toward the major.
A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation. NO more than one D or D+ in a 3- or 4-hour, BIOL-prefixed course will count toward the major.
NOTE: Most biology lab courses include a lab fee for supplies, which is billed at the time of registration.