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Biology

The study of biology fosters the ability to critically examine information and discover new knowledge through rigorous scientific reasoning in budding life scientists.

Career Opportunities

  • Biochemist
  • Agricultural And Food Scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Biological Technician
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Field Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
  • Wildlife Biologist

Undergraduate Programs

BS in Biology

The Biology program is designed to promote academic excellence through close interactions between faculty and students in the classroom, the research laboratory, and the field.

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BS in Biology with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12)

Students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Biology along with Preschool-Grade 12 in Biological Science teacher certification must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

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BS in Biology (Combined BS/MAT with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Bachelor’s/MAT Dual-Certification is an accelerated program that gives students the opportunity to simultaneously receive a Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general and special education.

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BS in Biology, Environmental Science/Biology Concentration

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

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BS in Molecular Biology

Students who major in Molecular Biology can also enter the burgeoning biotechnology industry, well prepared to compete in the modern scientific marketplace, as most institutions carry on basic or applied research in biomedical areas today using techniques of molecular biology.

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Minor in Biology

The Minor in Biology is a twenty-three credit program with coursework in Principles of Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and more.

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Graduate Programs

MS in Biology

Research, writing and hands-on experiences in the classroom and laboratory provide the means for students of the biological sciences to develop practical and intellectual skills.

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MS in Biology, Ecology & Evolution Concentration

The graduate program in Biology is designed to prepare a student for a career in biological fields requiring advanced training.

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MS in Biology, Pedagogy Concentration

The MS in Biology, Pedagogy concentration, is designed to increase content preparation in biology, to expand the pedagogy of experienced biology teachers or students/teachers who plan to teach in a community college, and to employ research in biology with applications to science teaching.

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MS in Biology, Physiology Concentration

The graduate program in Biology is designed to prepare a student for a career in biological fields requiring advanced training.

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MS in Molecular Biology

Students who major in Molecular Biology can also enter the burgeoning biotechnology industry, well prepared to compete in the modern scientific marketplace, as most institutions carry on basic or applied research in biomedical areas today using techniques of molecular biology.

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Molecular Biology Certificate

The Molecular Biology certificate is designed for individuals seeking employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, those currently employed seeking to learn new techniques or update their skills and for those individuals that want to strengthen their preparation for further postgraduate work.

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Biological Science, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Biological Science – Preschool through Grade 12

Students who wish to pursue P-12 in Biological Science teacher certification must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

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