Biology B.S.

Biology Bachelor of Science degree

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is designed for students who are interested in ecology, genetics, microbiology, cellular, developmental, environmental, or molecular biology, and want to develop a rigorous background in the sciences to prepare for graduate or professional school for science related jobs.

It features more extensive requirements in chemistry, mathematics, and physics than the Biology B.A. degree, with courses selected to optimize your future opportunities. Outstanding students are encouraged to fulfill the requirements for an honors degree.

The Biology B.S. includes significant coursework in inorganic and organic chemistry, physics and math, preparing you for graduate and professional programs. Many Biology B.S. majors participate in independent research with faculty members.

You may choose to do a general Biology B.S. degree or you can select one of three areas of concentration, through which you gain a deep and coherent education in a particular field.

Talk to a Biology undergraduate advisor to plan your course of study, using a current list of approved lecture and laboratory classes. Keep in mind that you must also meet the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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