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About the Program

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Biology. A minor is also offered in the program area. 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 forensics.

Objectives 

The objectives of the Department of Biology include the following: 

1. To  enhance  students’  reasoning,  problem‐solving  skills,  and  application  of  the  scientific  method  and  related  scientific and mathematical concepts 

2. To prepare its graduates for entry into graduate school 

3. To prepare graduates  for entry into professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies,  biotechnology, and allied health 

Future Job Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in industry, sales, research, and government. 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 assistantship, biotechnology, and forensics.