This degree program is well suited for students who intend to pursue graduate study in the biological sciences (e.g., ecology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, etc.). It also prepares students to function effectively in a variety of technical laboratory and field settings. The program provides a rigorous background in the biological sciences with additional core requirements in chemistry, mathematics, and physics to maximize competitiveness and career options after graduation. Flexibility selecting electives in the major allows students to focus on coursework that matches their interests and career goals.
Students intending to apply to a professional program in medical, dental, or veterinary sciences are encouraged to consider the Biology, B.S., Pre-professional Concentration.
Criteria for Admission to Program
Students pursuing a degree in biology are officially admitted to the program upon satisfying the following criteria:
2.0 GPA for all university work completed at time of admission to program.
Grades of C or better in the following core courses: