Lead Professor: Kiflu Berhane, Ph.D.
The curriculum offered by the Department of Biology is designed
to prepare graduates for careers in the biological sciences or
ecological sciences, and the biomedical sciences. Additionally, the
program prepares graduates to be teachers of science at the middle and
high school levels.
The required major and support courses prepare the biology
major for numerous opportunities for employment. Graduates are prepared
for careers in industry, sales and research, government, and
education. Graduates are also prepared for entry into graduate programs
in biology and professional schools in public health, medicine,
dentistry, allied health sciences and related areas such as pharmacy,
medical technology, nursing, physician‘s assistant, biotechnology, and
The goals of the Department of Biology are to:
- Prepare biology graduates for entry into graduate school;
- Prepare biology graduates for entry into professional
programs such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies,
biotechnology, and allied health;
- Prepare biology graduates for employment in biology related fields; and
- Prepare students who seek a teaching certificate in biology
to pass the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) licensure
If you are interested in majoring in biology, please contact the appropriate professor listed below:
Kiflu Berhane, Ph.D., Lead Professor of Biology
Zhengdao Wu, Ph.D.