Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology

Compare 111 Undergraduate Studies in Biology

Biology

Many students choose to pursue a degree in biology in order to gain an expert level of knowledge and laboratory experience in cells and organisms and their environments. This expertise can then be applied to further specialization in graduate studies, leading to careers in the health sciences and experimental research.

What is a BSc in Biology?  This Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that imparts a foundation of information about botany, zoology, and ecology as well as molecular and cell biology and microbiology. Students attend classes and labs, gaining valuable knowledge regarding organisms. A BSc can serve as a terminal degree to enter research and laboratory careers or be used as a preparation for graduate work in the biological sciences.

Courses such as organismal and cell biology, genetics, and chemistry, along with their associated laboratory work, make up the knowledge base that students will build on as they continue their degree and begin to focus their studies. Students will choose an area of specialization and tailor their final coursework toward this focus in areas such as field botany or microbiology, developing expertise that will give them an advantage in graduate school applications or fieldwork.

The length of time it takes to complete this degree will vary depending on the different requirements of individual schools, and as a result, the cost varies across institutions. Prospective students should check with each institution to get an idea of the cost in time and tuition payments that will be required to complete the degree.

The knowledge and laboratory experience gained will be invaluable to students interested in continuing graduate work in biology, helping them to move on to careers in education, scientific research industries, laboratory work, and government positions. Students who earn this degree are well prepared for careers in medicine, as the degree provides them the path to graduate school and the background necessary to apply to medical, dental, and veterinary schools.

Prospective students can find an institution where they may pursue a degree by searching our extensive database of schools. Information on each school can then be used to compare course requirements, settings, and total cost to the individual student’s needs and career goals. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BSc Honours in Biological Sciences

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

A degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with the experiences and skills to support you in careers ranging from medicine, education and science, to law and management. The world-class education you will receive offers a flexible way to study the life sciences, and will enable you to tailor your course to best suit your end goals and interests. [+]

BScs in Biology. A degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with the experiences and skills to support you in careers ranging from medicine, education and science, to law and management. The world-class education you will receive offers a flexible way to study the life sciences, and will enable you to tailor your course to best suit your end goals and interests. Biological Sciences at Westminster gives you the chance to grow and develop the lifelong skills sought by employers. The course enables you to focus on molecular science or applied bioscience, or take a route designed specifically toward your own interests. We offer you the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. With a passion for scientific enquiry, our modules are research driven. You will have the chance to select a final-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research. The course is designed with flexibility at its core, which is reflected in the breadth of education you will receive and in the modern and dynamic approach to teaching and learning. Course content The Biological Sciences BSc has been designed to help you succeed in both scientific and non-science careers. The course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education towards your chosen career pathway. Alongside an excellent foundation in the biosciences through core modules, you will be able to... [-]

Bachelor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences

Paul Smith's College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Paul Smiths

Bachelors Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - Our 14,000-acre lakeside campus and devoted faculty provide unique, hands-on opportunities to survey fish and wildlife populations. [+]

Bachelors Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Our 14,000-acre lakeside campus and devoted faculty provide unique, hands-on opportunities to survey fish and wildlife populations. From their first semester, our students engage in activities such as small mammal trapping, fish sampling and identification, bird capture and banding, wildlife habitat assessments and amphibian ecology studies. Students will develop their ecological acumen as well as cognitive, social and scientific skills to identify, objectively analyze and problem solve management issues in the wildlife and fisheries disciplines. Coursework is designed to meet the biologist certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society or The Wildlife Society. Additional skills and opportunities include: Developing technical knowledge and skills such as species identification, calculating population size, live trapping and tagging. Focusing on longstanding and emerging issues such as invasive species, habitat fragmentation and degradation, climate change and more. Working directly with faculty on professionally relevant fisheries and wildlife research. Minoring in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Collaborating with the Adirondack Watershed Institute on research, citizen outreach and hands-on stewardship to preserve water quality and combat invasive species. Participating in the Smitty Creek Watershed long-term monitoring and research project. Graduating ready to operate within real-world conditions. With their friendly demeanor, diverse backgrounds and desire for student success, our faculty understand that this degree is a stepping stone to your career. As such, they are diligent in assisting students to receive an extracurricular education through summer field experiences and in-semester experiences, often through the student chapters of The American Fisheries Society and... [-]

BSc in Human Biology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree Programme in Human Biology is an accredited interschool/interdepartmental, undergraduate Programme. It aims to provide students with the opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship between the biological, health and sociocultural aspects of humanity’s origin, development, function and prospects. [+]

BScs in Biology. Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Human Biology Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English or Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree Programme in Human Biology is an accredited interschool/interdepartmental, undergraduate Programme. It aims to provide students with the opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship between the biological, health and sociocultural aspects of humanity’s origin, development, function and prospects. Aims To provide interdisciplinary education in the molecular, cellular and whole body biological processes and mechanisms for the understanding of issues and concepts related to human life and to health and disease. Objectives 1. Introduce students to biological sciences and teach them how these are interrelated in understanding the human biological functions. 2. Teach students how these functions are related to human evolution, behavior and culture. 3. Help students analyze, discuss critically and relate biological issues to human health and diseases. 4. Prepare students towards advanced academic studies and research in the biosciences, the biomedical fields and in medicine. 5. Prepare students towards a career in the pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries and in the education sector. 6. Help students develop ethos and skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to find employment at various sectors. Potential employment opportunities include: the Education sector (primary and secondary education); the... [-]

B.S. in Biology

Fresno Pacific University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Fresno

With a bachelor of science in biology, you’ll gain greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone... [+]

B.S. in Biology With a bachelor of science in biology, you’ll gain greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone. Emphases Environmental emphasis - for students with interests in environmental biology. Human health emphasis - for students interested in health professions. Secondary teaching emphasis - for students interested in teaching secondary biology. Individualized emphasis - for students with specific interests which are not offered. Must be approved by the program director. Career opportunities Common careers for biologists include teachers, researchers and environmental scientists. Our graduates are also well-prepared for graduate study, including teacher credential programs and master’s level research. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

Mapúa Institute of Technology
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Manila

This program provides students with a strong foundation in various areas of molecular biosciences such as [+]

BScs in Biology. This program provides students with a strong foundation in various areas of molecular biosciences such as molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and biochemical engineering. The program offers hands-onexperiences in various macroscopic and microscopic biological systems, product identification and purification, and downstream processing. The program also provides proper training for employment in bio-industries. Graduates of this program may engage in the following professions: research on and development of food, pharmaceutical products, nutraceuticals, and biomaterials; validation of operations and processes in bio-industries; design and engineering of fermentation systems. They may also pursue graduate programs in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biochemical Engineering, or a degree in Medicine. PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO): Within the five years after graduation, the graduates of Biological Engineering program shall have Undertaken, singly or in teams, projects that show ability to solve complex engineering problems Had substantial involvement in projects that take into consideration safety, health, environmental concerns and the public welfare, partly through adherence to required codes and laws. Demonstrated professional success via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility Demonstrated life-long learning via progress toward completion of an advanced degree, professional development/continuing education courses, or industrial training courses Exhibited professional behavior and attitude in engineering practice Initiated and implemented actions toward the improvement of engineering practice STUDENT OUTCOMES (SO): An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data An ability to design a... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Systematic Biology and Ecology

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The Systematic Biology and Ecology degree program is mainly focused on systematics and phylogenesis of plant and animal organisms and their ecology. Graduates gain necessary knowledge in general biological disciplines, e.g. cellular and molecular biology, the anatomy and morphology of plants, general zoology, systematics and phylogenesis of plants and animals, physiology and ecology of plants and animals, genetics and microbiology. The aim of practical activities in laboratories as well as field survey and experience is to extend students´ knowledge and to turn theoretical knowledge into practical applications. [+]

Teaching activities and research work at the Department of Biology are focused on botanics and protection of the environment, biology and animal ecology, and experimental biology. The DB educates experts who can then find a job in state institutions dealing with environment and protection of nature, in research and service laboratories focused on biology and ecology, in cultural and educational institutions focused on ecological education and scientific activities. The Systematic Biology and Ecology degree program is mainly focused on systematics and phylogenesis of plant and animal organisms and their ecology. Graduates gain necessary knowledge in general biological disciplines, e.g. cellular and molecular biology, the anatomy and morphology of plants, general zoology, systematics and phylogenesis of plants and animals, physiology and ecology of plants and animals, genetics and microbiology. The aim of practical activities in laboratories as well as field survey and experience is to extend students´ knowledge and to turn theoretical knowledge into practical applications. The research activities of the Department are supported by many indigenous and foreign grants, as well as by cooperation with a number of colleges and scientific establishments. Among the main research interests in botanics are floristics and phytocenology, mapping and monitoring of vegetation, species protection and saving programs for critically endangered species. Within a long-term cooperation with KRNAP (the Krkonoše Mountains National Park) researches on the Krkonoše tundra have been carried out. Zoological research activity deals with e.g. ecology of the hymenopterous sands and steppes, etology and nesting behaviour of birds, parasitism behaviour of ants... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

College of Coastal Georgia
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brunswick

The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) offers a baccalaureate degree in biological science that prepares students for careers as professional biologists in a wide variety of fields. Our program offers three tracks of study: Coastal Ecology, Teacher Education at the Secondary level or a Pre-Professional pathway, for students who plan to go into medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. [+]

BScs in Biology. Bachelor of Science in Biology The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) offers a baccalaureate degree in biological science that prepares students for careers as professional biologists in a wide variety of fields. Our program offers three tracks of study: Coastal Ecology, Teacher Education at the Secondary level or a Pre-Professional pathway, for students who plan to go into medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. Students will be immersed in interactive classroom and laboratory experiences as well as field experiences relating to their chosen track. The innovative and rigorous curriculum will prepare students for graduate studies in a chosen bio-medical science profession, or career opportunities such as secondary school science education, natural resource management, and ecological research. Our Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Natural Sciences at the College of Coastal Georgia is to foster the knowledge and ability to explore the complex and diverse natural world at all levels of organization and to promote the intellectual growth of the liberal arts student within the framework of the scientific perspective. Specific goals include: Encouraging active learning through laboratory experiments and outdoor field experiences that utilize and instill an appreciation for the unique coastal environmental resources Providing opportunities to participate in scientific research, internships, and service within the local community Developing critical thinking skills that facilitate independent thought and creative expression Preparing students for careers in the natural sciences and for admission to graduate programs and professional schools. Why Biology at Coastal Georgia?... [-]

Biology

International University Alliance
Campus September 2017 USA Boston

This B.A. Biology degree is the broadest major available in biology. This major provides students with much flexibility in their major course choices. Several core course options include ecology, microbiology, organismal physiology, and biochemistry. [+]

Biology This B.A. Biology degree is the broadest major available in biology. This major provides students with much flexibility in their major course choices. Several core course options include ecology, microbiology, organismal physiology, and biochemistry. The Undergraduate Biology Program (UBP) partners with the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular Biosciences to offer a deep and enriching educational experience for its students. It prepares students for careers in scientific research, medical professions, conservation work, public safety, and more. Opportunities are available for independent study, undergraduate research, field experience, student hourly employment, undergraduate teaching assistantships, and participation in student organizations. The UBP administers the curricula for biology degrees and majors, handles advising for biology majors, and coordinates laboratories for biology courses. Jobs & Careers Depending on how well you do in school and your area of emphasis, you could have many career options. You might work as a genetics counselor or in a pharmaceutical lab developing a new vaccine. You could use your research skills in commercial labs creating new strains of seed corn or at an FBI serology lab helping to identify crime suspects. You might work in a zoo, in the forest service, or on a ship testing for pollutants in our oceans and lakes. If you go to graduate school, you could teach at a university and supervise your own lab. You will be limited only by your interests and your ability to develop and use your skills. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Life Science

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Knowledge regarding Chemistry and Molecular Biology is crucial for e.g. development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines, novel diagnostics and forensic techniques... [+]

Bachelor of Science Programme in Life Science

 

Knowledge regarding Chemistry and Molecular Biology is crucial for e.g. development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines, novel diagnostics and forensic techniques as well as within exercise and health sciences. The Bachelor of Science Programme in Life Science covers a broad spectrum in the fields of Chemistry and Molecular Biology where course content and teachers have a close link to leading research within fields such as Biological chemistry, Infection medicine, Microbiology and Environmental chemistry. The programme provides both the theoretical and practical skills needed for a promising and interesting future carrier.

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BSc in Biology

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Hungary Debrecen

Our aim is to provide students with basic knowledge in the most important biological fields, to attain skills in fundamental methods of laboratory and applied biology, and acquaints them with the most important processes of biochemistry, cytology, components of living organisms. [+]

The Biology BSc program covers a broad range of biological science including the most important concepts in modern biology; the levels of biological organization; the fundamental principles of structure and function and the development of ecosystems. The Institute of Biology and Ecology at the University of Debrecen has about 50 staff members, a third of whom are professors and associate professors with fluent English, established educational and research experience and regular research publication. The institute is well equipped and has an almost complete new Life Sciences library with more than 20000 books and about 200 journals in biology and ecology. Our libraries also enjoy the technical support and database of the National University Library of Debrecen. The institute is located in the two newest buildings of the Faculty of Science: the Life Sciences Building and the Ecological Building, with well equipped, spacious and computerized lecture rooms and laboratories. Course Structure: During the first year the basic elements of Basic Environmental Sciences, Elementary Mathematics and Informatics, Basics in Biochemistry and Chemistry, Basic Physics and Geology, Basics of Botany and Zoology are gained. Then deeper studies follow such as Basic Ecology and Biogeography, Plant-physiology and Animal-physiology, Molecular biology and Biotechnology, Ethnology, Hydrobiology and Soil Science, Advanced Ecology. The last year is devoted to Human biology, Environmental protection and Nature conservation, Advanced Botany and Zoology, Advanced Biochemistry and Cytology, Advanced Microbiology and Biotechnology, Advanced Genetics and Molecular biology, Conservation Genetics. This is supplemented with a series of elective courses. Graduate Study Opportunities MSc... [-]

Applied Biology

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Campus Full time 6 - 7 semesters October 2017 Germany Rheinbach

This English-language programme specialises in modern disciplines of biology with a focus on biomedicine. [+]

BScs in Biology. This English-language programme specialises in modern disciplines of biology with a focus on biomedicine. A large number of international partner universities provide students with the opportunity to continue part of their studies abroad. At a glance Degree: Bachelor's degrees Campus: Rheinbach Standard period of study: 6 Semester Accreditation: Re-accreditation by ASIIN (German accreditation association) until September 30, 2022. Start of course: Each Winter Term Enrolment: Online Semester fee: Only semester fees, no tuition fees Prerequisites: Entrance qualifications for a German Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences), for University or a foreign university entrance qualification. These certificates must be acknowlegded as equivalent by competent authorities. Foreign application must show proficiency in English (TOEFL IBT: score of 79 or higher, TOEFL CT: score of 213 or higher, TOEFL PT: score of 550 or higher, IELTS: score of 6.0 or higher). The original TOEFL score report has to be sent by ETS, our institution code is 7977. - English language certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue. Have a look at our curriculum: https://www.h-brs.de/en/anna/curriculum-bsc-applied-biology [-]

Bachelor in Marine Science (B.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Aguadilla Bayamón

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences presents an interdisciplinary curriculum, which works on developing the students’ knowledge, skills and fundamental attitudes of the marine sciences, and the application of these to environmental scientific research, to the management of marine resources, the responsible use of these, and the conservation of the marine and coastal ecosystems. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Navigation

Maritime University of Szczecin
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Poland Szczecin

Navigation provides you with a thorough knowledge in the scope of nautics and other inter-related fields of science allowing flexibility in your future career choices. [+]

BScs in Biology. Navigation provides you with a thorough knowledge in the scope of nautics and other inter-related fields of science allowing flexibility in your future career choices. The programme comprises aboard or on-land trainings as well as specialist courses and trainings. Graduates can work as deck officers on maritime and inland waterway vessels, in enterprises connected with international navigation. They can be employed by highly specialized merchant service or navy, fishing fleet, on passenger vessels, offshore patrol vessels protecting oil fields, in oil and production platforms, on modern specialist hydrographic and research vessels. They can also join land maintenance and technical services, marine administration units, classification institutions and SAR service. Our graduates have a clearly determined and reliable career path. Their first job after graduation involves salary of over EUR 1.000 a month. Only after six years, at an age of just under 30, one can obtain a qualification certificate of a Master Mariner, or Senior Assistant Engineer and a salary of about EUR 5.000! Those who would like to work on land can be employed as specialists in the scope of diagnostic testing and machine maintenance, by research laboratories, institutions responsible for environmental protection at various levels of state administration, by shipping companies, shipyards and ports, design offices and technical supervision services. [-]

BSc in Microbiology

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The programme integrates doctrines and concepts from genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, immunology, physiology, bacteriology, virology, statistics, botany, zoology and lastly, microbiology in order to produce well grounded students who can vie favourably anywhere and particularly in the highly competitive Nigerian food and beverages industries, hospitals and other related public and private sectors. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada was established in 2000 sequel to the approval and establishment of the University in 1999. The Department has degree options in Microbiology, Plant Science and Zoology. The first intake into the Microbiology degree option was in the year 2000/2001 academic session. Since then, the student population has grown to one hundred and sixty three (163) in the 2010/2011 session. The training of these students has been handled by highly qualified, competent and efficient staff. A total of two hundred and fifty six (256) students have graduated in the programme from eight sets of students in the 2003/2004 to 2010/2011 sessions. The staff list presently comprises twenty one (21) academic staff and four (4) non-teaching staff. Philosophy of the Programme The philosophy is to provide a broad based education in Microbiology and produce man power (graduate) equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge, which will make them relevant in nation building and thus capable of helping the nation to achieve its goals of industrialization and self-sufficiency. Objectives The objectives of the programme, therefore, are to produce confident, self-reliant and highly competitive graduates who can create employment opportunities and fill career opportunities in industries, hospitals, private businesses, academia and research. To achieve this, the course for B. Sc. honours degree in Microbiology are designed to accommodate a mosaic of students with diversity of interests and occupational goals in the field of medical, industrial, environmental soil, marine/freshwater, food and agricultural as well as microbial genetics, physiology... [-]

BSc of Biotechnology

AIMST University
Campus Full time 3 years July 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kedah + 1 more

The 3-year undergraduate programme at AIMST emphasizes the integration of theory with specialized practical training, ensuring a sound basis in relevant biological sciences. [+]

BScs in Biology. BSc of Biotechnology The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) was the second Faculty to be set up at AIMST. It has set its goals to promote cutting-edge multidisciplinary programmes in which are infused the elements of innovativeness and technopreneurship designed to enhance market competitiveness. Currently, the Faculty has only one department, which is Department of Biotechnology. Under this department, FAS offers its own three-year degree programme with honors i.e. BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology (BT). In addition to BSc course, Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology (by research) are also offered by FAS through Department of Biotechnology. Postgraduate programs are becoming popular among the students and the numbers of students are increasing every year. Programme Outline Year 1 Basic Chemistry Genetics Molecular Biology Microbiology Biochemistry Biocomputing Co-curriculum Social Service Biophysics Biodiversity Year 2 Genetic engineering Bioinstrumentation Cell culture Immunology Food technology Biostatistics Industrial training Plant science Human physiology Downstream processing Virology Biotech trends Algal & fungal sciences Year 3 Molecular modelling Environmental biotechnology Research methodology Biomolecular diagnostic Business management Bioethics, bioregulation & biosafety Research project Biomaterials Metabolomics Pharmacogenomics Molecular pathogenesis Aquaculture Nanobiotechnology Medical biotechnology Forensic sciences Career Options With the launching of the National Biotech Policy & Bionexus in April 2005, job opportunities in biotechnology are set to escalate continuosly. Graduates will have excellent career opportunities in areas as diverse as the agricultural, medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and the food and manufacturing industries such as in: Forensic Science, Genetic Counselling, Marketing and Sales, R&D... [-]