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Find your place in the biological world

We focus on providing opportunities for students to make connections with the faculty and each other while challenging students to reevaluate the world they thought they knew. With two concentrations in biomedical science and marine science, our students graduate with a well-trained, broad perspective on current biological science topics and have field and laboratory experience that will make them competitive in the job market or prepared to continue their education.

Our Degrees & Programs

Biology B.S.

All undergraduate biology majors will receive thorough instruction in the scientific process and interpretation of scientific data along with experimental design and experience with modern instrumentation. The Bachelor of Science in Biology will provide students with a sound understanding of cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, evolution and ecology.

Degree Requirements

Biology B.S. (Marine Science Concentration)

Students pursuing Marine Science gain an advanced understanding of living organisms and the ecosystems with which they interact through competitive research and scholarship and build public understanding and community engagement of the living world by collaborating with local community, state, regional and international entities.

Degree Requirements

Key Benefits of this Degree

  • Science on Display — study in our new Integrated Science Center or get hands-on experience with our Aquatic Science Center.
  • Choose to participate in our Pre-Med Mentorship program which has a 100% student application success rate to med school since 2009.
  • Engage in high-level research through the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program as a transformative approach enhancing training by engaging undergraduate in ambitious, long-term, large-scale, multidisciplinary project teams that are led by faculty
  • The department offers a wide variety of research opportunities that allow students to an immersive experience with biology, including, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Botany, Geology, Ecology, Entomology and Paleontology, among others.

What can my career look like with this degree?

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Complementary Minors
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Fauna and flora

Ecosystems teach students about diversity and sustainability.

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Career Paths for Biology Majors

Many Biology graduates have successfully applied to medical school, dental school, veterinary school, and pharmacy school programs.

Recent graduates have furthered their education in graduate programs at UAB, University of Iowa, Georgia Tech, UGA, Emory, The Mayo Clinic, University of Tennessee, University of Bern (Switzerland), University of Helsinki (Finland), among others.

Graduates of our program are also successfully employed in the biopharmaceutical industry, education fields, state, and federal government.

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