Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology in North America

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Molecular Biology

A Bachelor's degree is a degree awarded by universities and colleges. In order to earn a bachelor's degree, you must complete the necessary courses that may last three to seven years depending on your institution of enrollment.

A BSc in Molecular Biology is focused on the understanding of biological processes and interaction of biological molecules at the cellular level. Students will learn about nucleic acids and proteins, their structure, formation and function. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in drug development, environmental monitoring and forensic science.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Bachelor in Biology (1st two years)

San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
Campus Full time 4 - 5 semesters January 2017 USA San Mateo

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. The Field Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution. In order to succeed in biology, students should be passionate about the natural world and demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills. Biology at Skyline College While taking biology classes at Skyline College, students can expect to learn proper scientific reporting techniques and a thorough understanding of the scientific method, and they will use biological study, observation and experimentation to test hypotheses and analyze results. Biology classes also fulfill General Education requirements for a variety of majors. The college also offers Environmental Science classes that provide a strong interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Environmental science brings together the disciplines of biological, physical and earth sciences to address the impact of humans on ecological systems. While Skyline College does not currently offer an Associate Degree in Biology specifically, students can earn degrees in Biotechnology or Natural Science that can help you create a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution. Career Outlook The applications for a course of study in Biology, or a degree in Biotechnology or Natural Science, include a variety of careers in the sciences in both private and public industry. Many jobs in biology or the natural sciences require a Ph.D.; taking biology classes or pursuing a Biotechnology or Natural Science degree at Skyline College is a good launching point for pursuing further education at a four-year college or university. Biologists spend much of their time working in offices and conducting research in laboratories. Most biologists work full time. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Biological Scientists in California make an average of $83,910 per year. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of the program students will be able to: General Education Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the ability to use appropriate models to solve problems. Apply the knowledge of biological science to distinguish between observations, inferences, relationships, and testimonials under investigation. Demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to assess personal and environmental health. Use the scientific knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship. Honors Discuss and understand one area of biological science (e.g., marine mammals; emerging infectious disease) Majors Demonstrate understanding of how the major groups of living organisms are related to each other and of their adaptations for survival. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts in cell biology, and the experimental approaches taken to address them. Write clear and well-argued descriptions of topics in biological sciences, based on the course material and articles. Master laboratory techniques including microscopy, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. Design, perform and analyze experiments in biology. Continue with upper division coursework in Biology. Allied Health Use aseptic technique in clinical and laboratory environments. Discuss and understand the role of microorganisms in healthy individuals and in infectious diseases. Demonstrate understanding of the structure of the human body. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of the organ systems of the human body. Apply the concept of homeostasis to basic principles in medicine. Discuss and understand the principles of cellular metabolism, molecular genetics, and immunology. Please note that the majority/all of the programs are available at all of our three Colleges. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

The Biology program track is a flexible degree that allows students to pursue their science studies along with electives to prepare them for careers in nursing, health administration, medical technology, pharmaceutical sales, crime investigation, museum education and more. [+]

WPU professors don't have to look for proof of what the Biology Department does for its students. It comes to them. Every semester the phone calls, emails and letters come from graduates, thanking the professors for preparing them for their post-graduate work and meaningful careers with top companies. It's no mistake WPU biology students hit the ground running when they graduate. We offer small class sizes with experienced faculty members who take a stake in your future. Through exciting lab opportunities, students step out of the classroom and truly experience the field. WPU also provides teaching assistantships to exceptional students where they can work alongside professors and get valuable teaching and research experience. Students have the option of majors in Biology. The Bachelor of Science track is a focused degree emphasizing math, chemistry and physics and is an avenue for careers in dental, medical, and veterinary fields, as well as graduate studies in these and other areas. The Bachelor of Arts track is a flexible degree that allows students to pursue their science studies along with electives to prepare them for careers in nursing, health administration, medical technology, pharmaceutical sales, crime investigation, museum education and more. This program was designed with desirable outcomes in mind. Graduates from the WPU biology program are consistently accepted to prestigious graduate programs and have found positions at companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Osiris, Biogen, Norach, the U.S. Army and more. Courses The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please note, there are two tracks for Biology. First listed is the Bachelor of Science and following is for the Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Science in Biology Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Biology Core Courses 18-19 credit hours Biology Electives 17-20 credit hours Allied Requirements 28 credit hours General Electives 4-8 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.S. in Biology 120 credit hours Bachelor of Arts in Biology Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Biology Core Courses 18-19 credit hours Biology Electives 17-20 credit hours Allied Requirements 8 credit hours General Electives 24-28 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Biology 120 credit hours Careers The biology major provides undergraduate preparation for a wide variety of careers such as medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, medical technology and teaching. Biology majors learn to solve problems, work in teams and develop research and analytical skills. Graduates go on to careers in areas such as biotechnology, medical laboratory research, pharmaceutical sales, diet and nutrition and forensics. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Millikin University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Decatur

Biology majors may obtain either a B.A. or a B.S. degree by completing 36 to 48 biology credits in one of three tracks in the biology program. The traditional track is well suited for students interested in medicine (pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine, or pre-optometry) or graduate programs. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. Program Highlights Biology majors may obtain either a B.A. or a B.S. degree by completing 36 to 48 biology credits in one of three tracks in the biology program. The traditional track is well suited for students interested in medicine (pre-medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine, or pre-optometry) or graduate programs. Biology majors are required to take at least one course and earn a grade of C- or better from each of six biology content categories. In-Demand, Versatile Field of Study Contemporary biology is one of the fastest growing areas of science; it is at the same time tremendously exciting, relevant and challenging. Biologists using innovative ideas and revolutionary technologies are confronting many of the world’s most pressing problems. Millikin’s Biology program provides students with broad training in modern biology, which they can use to pursue careers in any area of the life sciences. Our Pre-Professional program prepares students for medical, dental, optometry, chiropractic, veterinary, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and medical technology graduate programs. Biology also has programs that prepare students for graduate school to obtain advanced degrees for careers in research and/or teaching. The Secondary Education program prepares students for teaching at the high school level. Pre-graduate program students who plan to attend graduate school to obtain advanced degrees can follow either the traditional biology track or the molecular and cell biology track depending on their specific interests; they should also have research experience. Areas of Study Biology Biology Education Environmental Biology Molecular and Cell Biology Minors Sample Plan of Study This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on-time from Millikin. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different. [-]

Bachelor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Nevada, Reno
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Reno

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. [+]

Biochemists study the most basic of life processes, such as identifying the way in which DNA, which carries genetic information, is transferred between cells and can be manipulated. This has led to the development of new technologies such as molecular biology, biotechnology and genetic engineering. The biochemistry program prepares students for competitive and rewarding careers in science, medicine or research. The biochemistry major places a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience, making graduates of the biochemistry program well prepared for the job market. Biochemistry provides an excellent background for biotechnology research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, veterinary medicine and education. Related Degrees and Programs Biochemistry, Minor [-]

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology

University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sarasota

The Biology degree program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students hands-on experience both in the lab and out in the field–the experience necessary to pursue a career in many fields related to biology and the knowledge required to pursue graduate-level studies. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan Program Overview The Biology degree program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students hands-on experience both in the lab and out in the field–the experience necessary to pursue a career in many fields related to biology and the knowledge required to pursue graduate-level studies. Biology students at USFSM also have access to coursework offered through a partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory, where they can work side-by-side with working professionals in the marine science industry. Graduates of this program demonstrate knowledge in three sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution. Students are consistently engaged in the scientific process through the planning, execution and interpretation of laboratory or field studies. With a degree in hand, our students are able to analyze ethical challenges and practices in the biological sciences, perform qualitative and quantitative analyses to evaluate scientific information, and demonstrate communication skills necessary for oral and written presentations of biological research. Is the Biology Program Right for You? Are you a creative person who likes to ask questions about everything? Are you interested in the sciences and often pay close attention to the details? Are you always motivated to find answers to in-depth questions? If so, a degree in Biology will open the right doors for you. Biology is one of the fastest-growing academic disciplines at USFSM. Our professors in the College of Science and Mathematics teach both lecture and laboratory-based sections. This allows faculty to get to know students on an individual basis. Many of our faculty members also conduct research each year and often invite students to collaborate in their investigations. Mote Marine Laboratory USFSM’s Biology program collaborates with the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory, allowing students to be immersed in ongoing research and community engagement in the marine sciences. Research scientists from Mote also teach various courses in the USFSM Biology program. These experiences prepare our students to be competitive for an even wider range of graduate programs and professional schools. Future Careers Most students who pursue a B.S. degree in Biology take their knowledge on to graduate programs or medical schools. Biology degrees often lead to careers in a number of rewarding fields including: Doctors Healthcare Technicians Lab technicians Pharmacists Research scientists Veterinarians Environmental Specialists Wildlife Technicians …and many more! [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

How do you benefit from smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio? At Marian University, we believe the answer is a career focused curriculum that keeps you, the student, in mind. [+]

Bachelor in Biology A Personal Approach How do you benefit from smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio? At Marian University, we believe the answer is a career focused curriculum that keeps you, the student, in mind. Biology is a route to many careers: physician, pharmacist, teacher, occupational therapist, and researcher only to name a few. Just as these professions are unique, you are unique and deserve the time and attention to make your academic dreams a reality, which is exactly what you will find here at Marian University. Research across the Curriculum Biology students will not only develop a research project, but also execute this project across the curriculum. Student projects developed in cell biology will be transformed in subsequent courses including genetics, biochemistry, and immunology. As students progress towards graduation, they are now steps closer to a research publication and will possess a background of experience to bolster applications to professional and graduate programs. Career Paths Physician (MD, DO) Dentist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Pharmacy (PharmD) Clinical Lab Sciences Bioinformatics Biomedical Engineering Forensics & Criminal Investigation Conservation Biologist National Health (FDA, CDC) [-]

Bachelor's in Biology/Biochemistry

Eastern Mennonite University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Harrisonburg

If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. Studies in Biology at EMU If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination. At EMU you’ll work side by side with others who share your interest as you conduct experiments, analyze data, study diagrams, debate issues and take field trips. Biology students have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects in biology. Recent examples of student research include projects on the genetics of aging, the impact of a high salt diet on hypertension, the organic production of blueberries, and methods of tracking coconut rhinoceros beetles to their breeding sites. The primary objective of the biology department is to provide courses and skill training required by students earning B.A. or B.S. degrees, especially those majoring in biology. Additionally it emphasizes preparing students for graduate training in medicine, den- tistry, veterinary sciences, clinical laboratory science, and allied health fields; teaching biology in secondary schools; sustainable agriculture; environmental science; and gradu- ate work in other fields of biology. Majors: Biology Biochemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Environmental Sustainability with concentrations in: Environmental Science Environmental and Social Sustainability Minors: Environmental Sustainability Biology Careers in Biology include medical technologist, physician, dentist, physical therapist, environmental consultant, genetic counselor, veterinarian, biotechnologist, epidemiologist, pathologist, wildlife biologist, international agriculture consultant, immunologist, and middle or high school teacher. Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program (PPHS) Biology majors interested in biomedicine enroll in PPHS, which is designed for students anticipating entrance into a professional health science school such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, optometry, podiatry, osteopathy, or graduate education and research in any area of biomedicine. Whereas most of the students in this program are biology majors, it is pos- sible to major in chemistry, mathematics or another area in the liberal arts and succeed in the program if the required courses are completed within another major. Since course requirements for non-biology majors vary, students should check with their major department for specific details. Because graduate schools value a broad education, a minor in a non-science area of interest is suggested. Major in Biology, Teaching Endorsement for Grades 6-12 This program will prepare students to teach biology by instructing them in the standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).The courses listed in the biology major and the secondary education courses make up the program for teacher licensure, grades 6-12. Major in Environmental Sustainability The environmental sustainability major focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to sustaining the quality of our natural world, with an emphasis on the inter- relationships between the natural world and humanity. The environmental sus- tainability major at EMU is designed around an understanding that effectively addressing the pressing environmental problems of our times demands a multifaceted approach that requires both depth in an area of focus, and breadth in understanding the perspectives of different disciplines. Students gain depth by choosing to concentrate on either natural science or social science aspects of environmental sustainability. Students gain breadth through coursework that combines essential elements from social science and from natural science to bring a holistic and integrated perspective to complex social and environmental issues pertaining to sustainability. In addition, the environmental sustainability curriculum recognizes a balance between technical training and the broad education of a liberal arts philosophy. Completion of the environ- mental sustainability major equips students to work in fields of conservation, environmental monitoring, agriculture, international development, alternative energy promotion and development, sustainable development, agricultural extension, environmental advocacy, and environmental education. In addition, the curriculum prepares students for graduate work in many areas related to sustainability. The curriculum for environmental sustainability is conceptualized as three stages. Students from both concentrations begin their coursework together in two introductory courses which set the foundation for further work. Students then take a set of required and elective courses in their chosen concentration that gives depth in their area of focus, plus elective coursework in the alternative concentration which gives breadth to their understanding of sustainability. Finally, students from both concentrations come back together in a series of three courses that serve to integrate the natural science and social science perspectives of sustainability. Major in Clinical Laboratory Science A major in clinical laboratory science consists of the 37 SH listed below followed by completion of the clinical program (usually one year) in an approved school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. In this program the student completes three years of study (a minimum of 96 SH) at Eastern Mennonite University and a fourth year at the school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. EMU has articulation agreements with Clinical Laboratory Science programs at Sentara RMH Medical Center, Augusta Health Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Alternatively a student may elect to complete the biology major and enter the clinical program following receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Minor in Biology A non-biology major may earn a minor in biology by taking at least 18 SH of biology courses. Because students of other majors will have a variety of reasons for desiring a biology minor, a fixed sequence of courses is not specified. However, two courses must be at the 300 or 400 level and up to two courses may be labeled as ENVS or BIOCH. Students are urged to consult with a biology faculty member in outlining a minor. Professors Who are Mentors Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and individual instruction. Professors who are mentors help you develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. They emphasize the harmony between the natural world and God’s Word. Biology is one of the biggest programs at EMU because we have an excellent reputation. Our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU biology grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience. Faculty and Student Research At EMU we believe that participation in original research projects is an important means of teaching scientific process and critical thinking skills. Biology majors participate in faculty-led research projects as a means of learning by doing. Often students choose a specific project that falls within a larger, ongoing, research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Students meet on a regular basis with faculty to discuss progress, and sometimes get together with other research groups to exchange ideas. In some cases, research results lead to presentations at national scientific meetings or publications in scientific journals. Biology faculty also work closely with research projects in chemistry. Internships and Practicums To learn more about your STEM-related career and gain valuable experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree, explore doing an internship. Internships challenge you to: develop new skills gain experience working in STEM-related fields collaborate in a team build relationships with potential employers learn more about what you want to do with your STEM career [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Claflin University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Orangeburg

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry is designed to prepare students to enter health care fields and/or to earn advanced degree for pursuit of these careers. [+]

The Department of Biology endeavors to offer a curriculum that provides Claflin students with knowledge and understanding of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Instruction and experiences are designed to prepare students to become informed and productive citizens ready for leadership and service in our multicultural, global and technological society. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry is designed to prepare students to enter health care fields and/or to earn advanced degree for pursuit of these careers. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Bioinformatics is designed to prepare students for careers in this newly developing field that applies computer science and statistical methodologies to the biology subfields of genomics and proteomics. Students completing the major would be eligible for jobs in a wide range of disciplines or ready for graduate degree programs in the field. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biotechnology is designed to prepare world-class scientists to participate in the shaping of our future. These students will be leaders in the biotechnology industry, in academia and in government. Students will learn about topics ranging from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to non-technical issues that students must understand to bring biotechnology products to market, such as bioethics, government regulatory policies, drug approval policies and patent law. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Science is designed for students who desire to enter graduate school or professions as an environmental specialist with government, academics industriesand others. Students wishing to major in Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology Education or Environmental Science or who wish to pursue a dual-degree programs must apply to the Department of Biology for acceptance. [-]

Bachelor in Human Biology

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Green Bay + 1 more

Laboratory courses are critical part of a Human Biology major. There is a difference between studying science and doing science. Lecture courses guide in the study of science. Laboratory courses build on knowledge to produce know-how and prepare students to do science. Research projects have students do science. Lecture, lab, and research are important components of a Human Biology major. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. Laboratory courses are critical part of a Human Biology major. There is a difference between studying science and doing science. Lecture courses guide in the study of science. Laboratory courses build on knowledge to produce know-how and prepare students to do science. Research projects have students do science. Lecture, lab, and research are important components of a Human Biology major. Overview The Human Biology Program offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and minor. Our goal is provide students with a curriculum that facilitates an understanding of the human organism from biological, medical, behavioral and nutritional perspectives. Our program draws on the expertise of faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, including biology (molecular and cellular biology), genetics, evolution, reproduction, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, exercise physiology, neurobiology, nutrition, food science, biochemistry chemistry, and physics. At the time that students declare their Human Biology major, they choose an emphasis within the major (in consultation with their faculty advisor) that best facilitates their professional goals. We offer the following emphases within the Human Biology major: Health Science Exercise Science Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Cytotechnology General Human Biology Human Biology Learning Goals The Human Biology Program has the following learning goals: Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of human organs and organ systems Demonstrate a basic knowledge of molecular / biochemical processes Demonstrate a basic knowledge of cell structure, organelles and cellular processes Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of evolutionary forces on the human organism Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological context of humans Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of nutrients on human physiology Demonstrate an understanding of the interactions of exercise and human physiology Demonstrate an understanding of scientific processes, including inductive and deductive reasoning, formulation of hypotheses and experimental design Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and the relative value of information obtained from experiments involving observation, correlation and examination of cause/effect relationships Know and execute state-of-the-art laboratory techniques Analyze and interpret scientific information Demonstrate an appreciation for the ethical and social dimensions of science, as well as weaknesses / limitations and assumptions of science as practiced in the US Demonstrate the awareness, understanding and skills necessary to work in a diverse world [-]

Bachelor Degree in Biology

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish

The Biology program at BHSU is designed to give you a broad background and hands-on training in Biology with cutting-edge laboratory facilities. This program prepares you through a rigorous curriculum for advanced study in graduate or professional programs, or for a career in... [+]

Bachelor Degree in Biology Explore The Living World! Get in touch with the living world as you explore your interests in plants, animals, medicine, ecosystems, ecology, evolution, and the worldin which we live. The Biology program at BHSU is designed to give you a broad background and hands-on training in Biology with cutting-edge laboratory facilities. This program prepares you through a rigorous curriculum for advanced study in graduate or professional programs, or for a career in science or science education. In BHSU’s Biology program you will study the fundamental processes and adaptations on the cellular, organismal, population, and ecosystemlevels of biological organization. With the changing environment and terrain of the Black Hills and surrounding plains, you have a laboratory setting right outside your classroom door. We encourage you to conduct directed research with our faculty members. BHSU provides valuable opportunities for you to learn while working with scientists on real research projects, and through interacting closely with faculty though their courses and one-on-one advising and mentoring. BHSU’s science faculty members are committed to providing the best education possible, and our science students have an outstanding record of accomplishment. There are also many ways to get involved in the Biology department outside of the classroom at BHSU. On campus there are the BHSU Science Societies like Scientia and the Health Sciences Student Organization and also be sure to check out the national societies. Careers in the Field of Biology Biological sciences, the study of living organisms and their relationship to the environment, provides a foundation for a variety of careers. Some scientists conduct basic research to increase the knowledge of living organisms, while those in applied research use this knowledge to develop new medicines, increase crop yields and improve the environment. Work is generally performed in a laboratory or outdoor field setting. Other biological science graduates work in management or administration, planning programs for food and drug testing or managing a botanical garden. Some work as consultants to business firms, sell chemicals or laboratory instruments, or write for technical publications. While most graduates work in a related occupation and eventually obtain an advanced degree, others choose another direction. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, it is helpful to increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for advanced technician jobs in the medical field, lab/research assistant positions, or testing and inspection jobs. An advanced degree is required for most other positions in the scientific field. What Careers are Available to Biology Majors? A Biology Major may work in several field of research, teaching, or biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, mycology, entomology, zoology, biomedical, marine/aquatic biology or systematic biology. There are other careers also available in sales, extension services, technical writing, or as a lab worker or museum curator. Who Employs Biology Majors? As a biology major you could work for a number of different profit and nonprofit organizations and business or the government. Here is a list of just a few of them: Secondary schools, Universities and Colleges Clinics and Hospitals Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Chemical Companies Public Health Agencies Federal/State/Local Government Laboratories and Agencies Medical Research Laboratories Private Research Foundations Agricultural Industries Zoos, Museums, and Libraries Food Manufacturers Soap/Cosmetics Companies U.S. Forest Service Food & Drug Administration [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Wheaton College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Norton

The interests of the biology faculty span a wide range of sub disciplines within the field including biochemistry, biomechanics, botany, conservation biology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, invertebrate zoology, marine biology, molecular biology, ornithology, parasitology, physiology, and symbiosis. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. Students interested in the biological sciences major in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science or Neuroscience. The interests of the biology faculty span a wide range of sub disciplines within the field including biochemistry, biomechanics, botany, conservation biology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, invertebrate zoology, marine biology, molecular biology, ornithology, parasitology, physiology, and symbiosis. Learning Goals and Outcomes for the Biology Major The Biology department prides itself on involving undergraduates in scientific research either through investigative laboratory activities, independent research projects as part of 200 or 300-level courses, independent research in a faculty member's research laboratory, or senior honors thesis projects. Biology majors learn and practice hypothesis development, experimental design, and data presentation and analysis. They also learn to use the primary literature to place research and results into context. After Wheaton many graduates enroll in Masters or Ph.D. programs or go to medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school. Graduates pursue careers in such fields as biotechnology, conservation biology, environmental education, and medicine. Research In the Biology department at Wheaton, students at all levels are encouraged to get involved in active research. Students have opportunities to work closely with faculty experts for academic credit in diverse fields of biology from environmental to organismal to cellular and molecular levels. With their faculty mentors, students make discoveries in areas of interest to them and have opportunities to present their work at regional, national, and international meetings. In addition, Wheaton holds its own Academic Festival annually to highlight and celebrate student research. Student-faculty research continues year-round supported by a variety of Wheaton sources including Wheaton Foundation Awards as well as Mars Fellowships for Student-Faculty Research Collaboration which support student-faculty research projects over the summer. Interested students should contact faculty directly about research opportunities in their laboratories. Work-study positions are also available in many labs. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Hardin-Simmons University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Abilene

We are dedicated to high quality teaching and research about the science of life, from molecules to ecosystems. Our primary job is to prepare students for careers in health science, teaching, research, and graduate study in biology and environmental science. Please consider a quality education in a caring environment at Hardin-Simmons University. [+]

We are dedicated to high quality teaching and research about the science of life, from molecules to ecosystems. Our primary job is to prepare students for careers in health science, teaching, research, and graduate study in biology and environmental science. Please consider a quality education in a caring environment at Hardin-Simmons University. Courses 1301 Modern Concepts in Biology (3-3-0) This course presents the application of the scientific method in the biological sciences at the introductory level. Designed for non-majors, the emphasis of this course will be in the area of expertise of the professor. Fall, Spring 1401 Life Science (4-3-2) [#] A study of the fundamental concepts of biology with special application to man. This is a one-semester course designed to serve as an option to satisfy the core requirement in natural science. Credit is not given for both BIOL 1401 and SCIE 2410. Fall, Spring 1320 General Zoology (3-3-0) [#] An introduction to the study of invertebrates and vertebrates, emphasizing morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecology of individuals and populations. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1120 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. This course is designed for students majoring or minoring in biology. (Not intended for core requirement for non-science majors and minors.) Fall, Sprin 1120 General Zoology Laboratory (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to the study of invertebrates and vertebrates emphasizing morphology, physiology, behavior and ecology of individuals and populations. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1320 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. (Not intended for core requirement for non-science majors and minors.) Fall, Spring 1321 Plant Biology (3-3-0) [#] An introduction to the study of plants with major emphasis on plant anatomy, physiology, life histories, and ecology. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1121 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. This course is designed for students majoring or minoring in biology. (Not intended for core requirement for non-science majors/minors.) Fall, Spring 1121 Plant Biology Laboratory (1-0-2) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to the study of plants emphasizing plant anatomy, physiology, life histories, and ecology. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1321 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. (Not intended for core requirement for non-science majors and minors.) Fall, Spring 2099 (1-4 hrs. credit) Special Topics Special course designed to serve the general interest of students. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Will not count toward a major or minor in biology. 2101 Introduction to Physical Therapy (1-3-0) Introductory study of professions and professional education for students interested in any of the health sciences with emphasis on physical therapy; includes an overview of the duties, responsibilities and education of physical therapists. A major focus of the course will be presentations by physical therapists and visits to health care facilities. Fall 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4-3-2) [#] Structure and function of the human body. Systems covered include muscular, skeletal and nervous. This first course will introduce materials in histology, cytology, and body chemistry. Fall, Summer 2403 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4-3-2) [#] Structure and function of the human body. Systems covered include circulatory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine. Spring, Summer 2405 Public Health Microbiology (4-3-3) Fundamental principles and procedures of bacteriology are emphasized in regard to disease-producing organisms. Organism characteristics, culture, and control are also included. May not be counted toward a major or minor in biology. Will not satisfy science core requirements. Spring, Summer 2410 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (4-3-2) Survey of the structure and function of the human body. All major body systems are covered. Laboratory emphasis will be placed on skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. (This course will not satisfy the degree requirements for Nursing and Exercise Science majors or Biology as a teaching field) (May be used to satisfy the four-hour core requirement of a science course with lab for non-Science majors). Fall, Spring 2420 Introduction to Cell Biology (4-3-2) Study of structure and function of cells and cell components. Included are biochemical and biophysical aspects of cell architecture, cell cycle, energy transductions, nucleic acid and protein syntheses, membrane structure and function, and cell cycle regulation. This course is required before students can take BIOL 3411.Prerequisites: BIOL 1320 and 1120 or BIOL 1321 and 1121, or approval of instructor. Fall, Spring 3099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Problems Field or laboratory studies of biological material. Emphasis is to be placed in the area of research of the professor teaching the course. Prerequisite: One to three years of biology (depending on level for which credit is given) or permission of the Department Head. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Fall, Spring, Summer 3103 Forensic Science Lab (1-0-2) Laboratory application of techniques used in crime scene investigation and scientific analysis of evidence. The use of microscopes, basic chemical analysis of solutions, some field work, and group projects are required. Videos, demonstrations, and field trips will augment the experience. This lab is designed to parallel the information presented in BIOL 3303. Concurrent enrollment or previous completion of BIOL 3303 required. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Corequisite: enrollment in BIOL 3303. Spring, Summer. 3302 Drugs and Society (3-3-0) A survey of the history of drug development and use in the United States and other countries. The major classes of drugs and their effects on the body, the laws regulating drug development and use, and the sociological and psychological theories on drug use are the core of the class. Comparative cultural views of drug use and a brief history of drug legislation around the world will be included. Both licit and illicit drugs will be studied. This course will not count for science credit for science majors/minors. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Fall, even years. 3303 Topics in Forensic Science (3-3-0) A course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of forensic science including: the role of the forensic scientist, crime scene investigation, analysis of evidence, the forensic laboratory, and careers in various areas of the forensic sciences. Actual case studies, many of which are documented on videos, will enhance the application of information presented in each major area. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Spring, Summer. 3307 Nutrition (3-3-0) A study of the biochemical role of the various food substances essential to good nutrition. Practical experience will be provided in planning diets for persons of different ages and different needs. Prerequisite: 8 hrs of BIOL or consent of instructor. Fall 3312 Statistical Methods (3-3-0) (See MATH 3312 for course description.) Spring, Summer 3313 Kinesiology (3-3-0) (See FSSC 3313 for course description.) Prerequisite: 4 hours of human anatomy. Fall, Spring 3335 Computers in Science (3-3-0) (CSCI 3335) A lecture and project-based course designed to introduce numerical methods, parametric statistics, data analysis, various scientific statistics software, and techniques used to portray data in the sciences will be explored in this course. Various public domain databases, and uses of this data, will be explored. Current topics will include biometry, bioinformatics, and Geographic Information Science (GIS). This course fulfills the university technology competency. Prerequisite: two semesters of science and two semesters of mathematics are required or consent of instructor. Fall 3410 General Ecology (4-3-3) A course studying the interactions of organisms with each other and with their environments. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology. Fall, Spring, Summer 3411 Genetics (4-3-3) Focus on the fundamental principles of genetics including Mendelian inheritance, expression and interaction of genes, linkage, biochemical nature of genetic material and mutation. Prerequisite: BIOL1320, 1120, 1321, 1121, 2420. Spring, Fall 3416 Advanced Vertebrate Biology (4-3-3) A survey of the phylogeny, life history, evolution and behavior of vertebrates. Field and laboratory investigations of vertebrate ecology, natural history, and phylogeny will be undertaken. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology. Fall 3417 General Physiology (4-3-2) Functions of living systems with both theoretical and laboratory investigations. Major emphasis is placed on mammals. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology and CHEM 1410 and 1411. Spring 3418 Advanced Human Anatomy (4-3-2) An in-depth study of structures of the human body incorporating both gross and microscopic coverage of major body systems. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology. Fall 3420 General Microbiology (4-3-3) The biology of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacterial morphology, physiology, and genetics. Topics in applied microbiology, immunology, and virology are introduced. Prerequisite: Eight hours of biology and eight hours of chemistry or consent of instructor. Fall 3421 Advanced Botany (4-3-3) An examination of trends in the morphology, physiology, and life history of plants with emphasis on higher plants. Topics covered include plant anatomy; plant reproduction; plant growth and development; and plant identification. Prerequisites: BIOL 1320 and 1120, 1321 and 1121. Spring (even years) 3424 Cell Biology (4-3-3) An in depth study of eukaryotic cell structure and function at the molecular level. Emphasis will be placed on cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. Prerequisite: BIOL 2420. Spring (even years) 4099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics Special topics in biology that meet a special student need. The course may be repeated as different subject matter is taught. Prerequisite: 12 hours of biology and permission of department. Fall, Spring, Summer 4104 Seminar in Biology (1-1-0) Papers and discussion on subjects of biological interest. Prerequisite: 2 years of biology and permission of department. Fall, Spring 4223 Microscopic Anatomy (2-1-1) A general comparative study of human cells, tissues, and organ systems. Principles of cytology, histology and embryology are included. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology. 4302 Immunology (3-3-0) A study of the vertebrate immune system, its chemistry, histology and genetics. Also covered is disease prevention and cause, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Prerequisite: BIOL 1320, 1120, 1321, 1121 and 2420, or consent of instructor. Spring. (Odd years.) 4330 Molecular Biology (3-3-0) An in-depth analysis of the structure, organization, and replication of DNA, and the components that control gene expression through transcription and translation. An emphasis on the theory of current techniques will also be included. Prerequisite: BIOL 3411 or CHEM 4311 or consent of instructor. 4411 Natural History of the Southwest (4-3-3) Travel course designed to provide active learning about the flora, fauna, and habitat associations in the southwestern United States. Emphasis will be placed on the natural history, adaptation and ecology of organisms in these biomes. Prerequisite: 8 hours of biology and consent of instructor. May term 4422 Advanced Environmental Biology (4-2-4) Quantitative and qualitative concepts of plant and animal community structure, interrelationships, and development. Emphasis to be placed in the area of research of the professor teaching the course. Prerequisite: BIOL 3410. Spring (odd years) [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Transylvania University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lexington

The biology program prepares students for traditional fields of study as well as emerging fields, such as biophysics, bioinformatics, and molecular genetics. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. The biology program prepares students for traditional fields of study as well as emerging fields, such as biophysics, bioinformatics, and molecular genetics. Transylvania students have a variety of opportunities to conduct research, both independently and with professors. Research projects may receive funding from the university or from outside organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health. Current faculty research interests include evolution and behavioral ecology of cannibalism, physiological and other correlates of avian personality, and ecology of non-native plant invasions. See the results for yourself—the majority of our students go on to medical, dental, or pharmacy school or are doing research in graduate programs at leading research institutions across the country. Compare the difference In our small lab sessions, you’ll be encouraged to sharpen your investigative skills by undertaking independent research. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of subjects through field trips to destinations such as Kentucky’s Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. May term travel courses have enabled students to study invertebrates in Florida, tropical ecology in Belize and Hawaii, native plants and animals in the forests of eastern Kentucky, and public health issues in the Philippines. The science of biology plays a central role in important issues like global climate change, stem cell research, and ecological restoration, as well as global health issues such as avian influenza, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. Transylvania’s biology graduates actively engage these issues, both as researchers in the laboratory and as medical personnel on the front lines. Look around these pages to find out more about the program, and contact us with any questions! Possible career options: Environmental protection agent Medical doctor Research scientist Teacher Where our graduates work: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Women’s Physical and Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Smithsonian Institution Mount Sinai Hospital National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Emory University Boston Medical Center [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Slippery Rock University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Slippery Rock

Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. You'll develop important analytical and critical thinking skills, and gain vital research and collaboration experience. [+]

Biology is the study of living organisms, focusing on the structure and development of life and evolutionary processes. In SRU's Biology program, you'll learn about life systems in the classroom, laboratory, and field. You'll develop important analytical and critical thinking skills, and gain vital research and collaboration experience. SRU offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in Biology, as well as a minor in Biology. WHY CHOOSE BIOLOGY? If you have a passion for nature, research, and learning about different life systems, the Biology program at SRU is for you. This major offers flexible course selection, enabling you to pursue your individual interests. SRU also offers several Biology degree-plus options with affiliated schools-facilitating a smooth transition to graduate degrees. These include: Chiropractic at Logan University and Palmer College of Chiropractic Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) Dentistry at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL campus) and West Virginia School of Dentistry Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Pharmacy at the LECOM School of Pharmacy Physical Therapy at SRU Physician Assistant Studies at Chatham University WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? You'll receive training in both basic and advanced biological concepts. Through class discussions, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork, you'll learn about different areas of biology such as: Animal and plant physiology Botany Cellular biology Ecology Genetics Microbiology Molecular biology Vertebrate and plant anatomy Zoology CAREERS IN BIOLOGY Graduates of SRU's Biology program go on to a diverse range of careers, such as: Biochemist Biological Technician Chiropractor Dentist Genetic Counselor Health Communications Specialist Health Educator Medical and Health Services Manager Pharmaceutical / Medical Product Sales Rep Physician's Assistant and Nurse Practitioner CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Beta Beta Beta [-]

Bachelor in Biology

University of Jamestown
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Jamestown Fargo

If you enjoy studying living organisms and investigating the foundations of life, a biology degree from University of Jamestown will equip you for further study in graduate school or for a variety of rewarding careers. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise. [+]

Bachelors in Molecular Biology in North America 2017. If you enjoy studying living organisms and investigating the foundations of life, a biology degree from University of Jamestown will equip you for further study in graduate school or for a variety of rewarding careers. We invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise. University of Jamestown Biology Distinctions University of Jamestown offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As a biology major at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from: courses and labs taught by faculty, not graduate students opportunities to engage in research a student community which creates an atmosphere of learning and mutual success upper-level students who assist and encourage newer students as they develop skills and perspectives broad, substantial training in biological concepts and practices advisers who keep abreast of new developments in employment and research in the biology field to provide the best personal assistance possible a liberal arts tradition which provides an important perspective for a strong science background Proven success Each class of University of Jamestown biology majors has placed between the 71st and 99th percentile of all colleges in the nation taking a national standardized biology exam. Our graduates have successfully continued their education at Graduate Schools And Professional Schools. [-]