BSc in Biology in North America

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A BSc or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that usually takes three to five years.  During this course of study, students can learn general and specialized skills that are helpful for future education or work opportunities.

Biology examines the activity of organisms in the areas of function, growth, and evolution, as well as how these factors affect where the organism lives. It can further study how individual organisms interact within their environment.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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B.S. in Forensic Biology

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology degree program combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry and law to give students the skills and background needed by professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement and related fields. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology degree program combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry and law to give students the skills and background needed by professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement and related fields. Working in two new laboratories with professional equipment, students will learn about evidence collection, crime scene investigation, tissue sampling and analysis, and DNA analysis techniques. Graduates are prepared to specialize in the analysis of crime scene samples and become accredited forensic biologists from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences or to continue their education in medical, graduate, or law school. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology degree is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. [-]

B.S. in Marine Science

University of Hawaii, Hilo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hilo

Marine Science is a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary program which has been carefully designed to take full advantage of the unique variety of marine environments available for study around the island of Hawaiʻi. [+]

B.S. in Marine Science Marine Science is a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary program which has been carefully designed to take full advantage of the unique variety of marine environments available for study around the island of Hawaiʻi. Introductory lecture and laboratory courses in general oceanography and marine biology are followed by intermediate-level courses in marine ecology and evolution, marine methods, and statistical applications in marine science. The most advanced level of the degree programs is composed of specialized courses in geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanography and electives. The programs culminate in a capstone sequence, allowing students to focus on independent projects involving research or applied internships. Vision We will be an international leader in marine science education and research. Our kuleana (responsibility and privilege) is to provide student-focused, transformative, authentic science experiences, drawing from the unique natural and cultural environment of Hawai‘i. Our graduates will be broadly equipped to become innovative members of the global workforce, successful life-long learners, and engaged stewards of the marine environment. Faculty, staff, and students will collaborate and draw upon each other’s strengths and diversity to achieve our shared vision of student success. Mission The marine science program at UH Hilo inspires and enlightens all learners about the ocean through interactive hands-on learning, research involvement, and community outreach centered on the natural and cultural environment of Hawai‘i Island. This is supported by a broad background in the marine sciences, including fundamental knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and mathematics. B.S. in Marine Science Requirements Group... [-]

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. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. 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... [-]

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 Sciences

A-STATE Queretaro
Campus Full time 4 years July 2017 Mexico Queretaro USA Jonesboro + 2 more

This program serves students desiring to gain a broad background in biology, botany, environmental biology, zoology, or wildlife ecology and management. This preparation qualifies students for professional work in health professions, teaching, research, industry, or for graduate study. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. This program serves students desiring to gain a broad background in biology, botany, environmental biology, zoology, or wildlife ecology and management. This preparation qualifies students for professional work in health professions, teaching, research, industry, or for graduate study. Course Requirements Required General Education Call Number Course Hours ENG 1003 Composition I 3 ENG 1013 Composition II 3 ENG 2013 World Literature since 1660 3 COM 1203 Oral Communication 3 ART 2503 Fine Arts Visual 3 HIST 2773 POSC 2103 U.S. History since 1876 OR Introduction to U.S. Government 3 CHEM 1023, 1011 General Chemistry I and Laboratory 4 MATH 2214 Calculus I 3 BIO 2013, BIO 2011 BIO 1303, BIO 1301 Biology of the Cell and Laboratory OR Biology of Animals and Laboratory 4 SOC 2213 CMAC 1003 Introduction to Sociology OR Mass Communication in a Modern Society 4 Biological Sciences Courses Call Number Course Hours BIO 1303 & BIO 1301 Biology of Animals and Laboratory 4 BIO 1503 & BIO 1501 Biology of Plants and Laboratory 4 BIO 4133 & BIO 4131 Cell Biology and Laboratory 4 BIO 3013 & 3011 Genetics and Laboratory 4 BIO 3023 Principles of Ecology 3 BIO 3223 & 3221 Human Structure and Function I and Laboratory 4 BIO 3233 & 3231 Human Structure and Function II and Laboratory 4 BIO 3302 & 3312 Comparative Anatomy and Laboratory 4 BIO 3323 & 3321 Animal Physiology and Laboratory 4 BIO 4021 Biological Seminar 1 BIO 4104 Microbiology... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

The program prepares students for employment in a variety of biological areas in government, education, and industry, for entrance into graduate study in a biological discipline, and for professional schools such as medical, dental, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree. The program prepares students for employment in a variety of biological areas in government, education, and industry, for entrance into graduate study in a biological discipline, and for professional schools such as medical, dental, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy. With some additional course work and student teaching, students may also be certified to teach at the middle school and high school levels (Biology and General Science). Courses in Department Please note corequisite information in courses below. BIOS 208 - Fundamentals of Cellular Biology Credits: 3 AND BIOS 210 - Fundamentals of Cellular Biology Laboratory Credits: 1 BIOS 209 - Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Credits: 3 AND BIOS 211 - Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory Credits: 1 BIOS 308 - Genetics Credits: 5 BIOS 494 - Biology Senior Assessment Credits: 1 Electives from biological sciences courses at the 300 or 400 level (32) Biology electives Biology electives are offered in four primary areas of departmental specialization and include: 1) Biomedical Pre-Professional 2) Cell and Molecular Biotechnology 3) Microbiology 4) Biodiversity: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Students should consult with the departmental advisor for assistance in selecting the appropriate sequence of courses within one of these fields of study. Lists of biology upper level elective courses that are particularly relevant for each of the tracks are available in the Department of Biological Sciences office and website. Recommendation Many graduate programs in the biological sciences, such as... [-]

BSc in Biology

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

Are you interested in the learning about the world around you? The Biology Department at Northeastern Illinois University can give you the tools to ask and answer those pressing questions that interest you. Biology is the study of living organisms (bacteria, protozoans, fungi, algae, plants and animals); our students have the opportunity to learn about these organisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. Are you interested in the learning about the world around you? The Biology Department at Northeastern Illinois University can give you the tools to ask and answer those pressing questions that interest you. Biology is the study of living organisms (bacteria, protozoans, fungi, algae, plants and animals); our students have the opportunity to learn about these organisms at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels. The Department of Biology currently offers an undergraduate major and a minor in biology. The broadly-based requirements of the major are designed to prepare students for: (1) advanced studies in biology, biomedical sciences, environmental biology, ecology and applied ecology; (2) professional training in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other health professions; (3) teaching of biology in secondary schools; or (4) career opportunities in research, biomedical sciences, agriculture, industry, government, and academic institutions. The department also has a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. Students interested in completing a major or minor in biology are strongly urged to declare the major early and seek advisement from a departmental advisor. It is particularly important that students be aware that if they complete the major in Biology, they are exempted from having to take any courses in the Natural Sciences distribution area of the General Education Program. NOTE that before enrolling in any Biology courses that count toward the major or the minor, all students must have earned the following minimum scores on placement... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

If you envision yourself as a physician or as someone trying to make the world a better place by developing a cure or making a big discovery, you’ve come to the right place. If you are concerned about the environment and want to make a real difference then a Biology major is for you. [+]

If you envision yourself as a physician or as someone trying to make the world a better place by developing a cure or making a big discovery, you’ve come to the right place. If you are concerned about the environment and want to make a real difference then a Biology major is for you. Curriculum The Biology Major curriculum is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of and appreciation for the intricacies of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Our curriculum prepares you to be ready for leadership and service in our diverse global society. Relevant contemporary issues are incorporated into a program designed to prepare its majors for careers in the biological or biotechnical sciences and related areas, including entry into graduate and professional schools (medicine, dentistry, allied health and public health, etc.). Take a look at the classes you will have an opportunity to take as a Biology major at Claflin. Freshman Year General Biology; General Chemistry; Pre-Calculus Sophmore Year Botany; Genetics; Organic Chemistry; College Physics Junior Year Cell Biology; Human Anatomy; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Microbiology Senior Year Ecology; Biotech. Methods; Statistics; Health & Human Performance; Human Physiology Student Opportunities and Experience As a biology student, you will quickly feel part of our tight-knit "Claflin Family" from the classroom to the lab. You will gain the "Claflin Confidence" that has helped so many of our graduates present research findings at national conferences and get into and succeed in graduate schools, medical programs, and professional... [-]

Bachelor of Science: Biology and Biotechnology

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Windsor

Biology is one of the life sciences that describes the study of well-being or overall condition of an organism through the use of observation, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. Biology is one of the life sciences that describes the study of well-being or overall condition of an organism through the use of observation, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation. Biotechnology is the synthesis of important biological molecules using living systems. Rigorous, Enriching Programs The Biology and Biotechnology program investigates biological systems at the cellular, organism and/or population levels. This involves the use of living cells and the materials they produce to create products for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural and environmental applications. Our program includes hands-on learning of sophisticated laboratory techniques and addresses ecological, medical and ethical aspects of this field. You will acquire the tools and skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in industry, government, education or any one of several professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy - just to name a few. Experiential Learning Extensive training is provided in both the theory and practice of biotechnology including the development of rst-rate biotechnology laboratory techniques. The program is similar in most respects to the biochemistry program. What You Will Take First Year What follows is a sample first-year schedule: Cell Biology General Chemistry I Calculus Science elective Arts or Social Science elective Biological Diversity General Chemistry II Statistics Science elective Arts or Social Science elective Admission Requirements Our Biology and Biotechnology program has a minimum admission average of 70% (plus 70% secondary average). ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended. Career... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Mansfield University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Mansfield

The Department of Biology at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with optional concentrations in Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Fisheries, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students may also choose to complete the general Biology degree without a concentration. [+]

The Department of Biology at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with optional concentrations in Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Fisheries, and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Students may also choose to complete the general Biology degree without a concentration. A feature of all Biology curricula (with the exception of Medical Laboratory Sciences) is the requirement to complete an undergraduate research project. All concentrations meet the minimum requirements for medical schools. Many Biology graduates become technicians in hospitals and research laboratories. Others go into sales positions with medical and pharmaceutical supply companies, while still others find employment in the environmental and ecological fields. Those students preparing for a career in medicine may meet the minimum requirements for medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary, and physical therapy schools with proper course selection. Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration The Cell and Molecular Biology concentration emphasizes molecular interactions and cell development and functions. This concentration is the primary degree for medical school preparation and has a strong chemistry component. Students learn to manipulate and use a variety of cell and molecular techniques important in present-day research. Students selecting this concentration are qualified to enter the job market in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and the molecular biology of the environment. Environmental Biology Concentration The Environmental Concentration is for students interested in focuses on environmental issues. The concentration trains students to examine environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students receive a solid foundation in the environmental field as well as related courses in... [-]

Biochemistry

International University Alliance
Campus September 2017 USA Boston

Biochemistry focuses on the structure and function of biomolecules—proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids—and encompasses all the chemical processes of organisms. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. Biochemistry Biochemistry focuses on the structure and function of biomolecules—proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids—and encompasses all the chemical processes of organisms. The B.A. Biochemistry major includes one year of biochemistry, including laboratories, as well as upper-division courses in gene expression and biological physical chemistry. Biological Sciences The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate major programs in Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biosciences. Students may also choose to concentrate in areas such as botany, cellular biology, developmental biology, environmental biology, ecology,entomology, genetics, marine biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, paleontology, physiology, systematics, or zoology (vertebrate or invertebrate). Biology is a branch of the natural sciences, and is the study of living organisms and how they interact with their environment. Biology deals with every aspect of life in a living organism and examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Indiana University Kokomo
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA West Lafayette

At Indiana University Kokomo, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Biology centers on a traditional core that includes cell biology, genetics, morphology, physiology, plant science, microbiology, and immunology. [+]

At Indiana University Kokomo, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Biology centers on a traditional core that includes cell biology, genetics, morphology, physiology, plant science, microbiology, and immunology. Additional courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics round out the basic program. But good scientists also need to be exposed to other fields of knowledge—to the arts, the social sciences, and humanities. That's why our biology curriculum also includes course requirements in subject areas such as history, English, sociology, psychology, mathematics, and information sciences. To graduate, you'll need a minimum of 120 credit hours, which includes a mix of required biology courses, general education courses, and electives. If you're planning to enter graduate school or a professional school after earning a bachelor's degree, you'll want to inquire about IU Kokomo's pre-professional tracks in biology, pre-medicine, and pre-dentistry. Graduates who have followed these tracks have been accepted into advanced programs in medical, dental, optometry, and chiropractic schools throughout the country. Biology is a great path to a professional career in medicine and IU Kokomo will help you get there! If you're interested in becoming a science educator, IU Kokomo offers a program that enables you to earn a biology degree and become certified to teach biology at the secondary school level. Degree Requirements The degree requirements for the B.S. in Biology includes 120 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0. 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at IU Kokomo. In addition to courses required... [-]

Biology-Teaching

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Richmond

There are many job opportunities in the eastern Kentucky service region for certified science teachers, so most graduates can work near the city or town of their choice, if not within the very school district of their choice. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. Degree Options B.S. in Biology-Teaching Who Would be Interested in Biology/Teaching? Students who want to: Be a high school biology teacher. Share a love for nature and the natural world with others. Have a rewarding career in biology, but want that career to be in or near a particular city, town or county. Build a career in biology, but also like the idea of having flexible time in the summers for other outside interests. Why Biology/Teaching? Biology-Teaching graduates meet all certification requirements to teach high school biology in Kentucky. Student-teaching opportunities are arranged with schools primarily within the eastern Kentucky service region, as well as many other nearby school districts. There are many job opportunities in the eastern Kentucky service region for certified science teachers, so most graduates can work near the city or town of their choice, if not within the very school district of their choice. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Students may select Biology-Teaching upon applying to the university. Students with a strong science background and interest in education and learning styles are best prepared to succeed in this major. Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Biology teacher in a Kentucky high school Principal of a Kentucky high school Are There Scholarship Opportunities? The Department of Biological Sciences has scholarship opportunities available only to continuing second- , third- and fourth-year students based on academic performance and financial need. Applications are accepted each spring semester following... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Chicago State University
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2017 USA Chicago + 1 more

The Department of Biological Sciences and Pre-Health Professions Programs at Chicago State University is uniquely equipped to help our students fulfill their dreams and goals of becoming leaders in the profession and intellectual world. [+]

The Department of Biological Sciences and Pre-Health Professions Programs at Chicago State University is uniquely equipped to help our students fulfill their dreams and goals of becoming leaders in the profession and intellectual world. Through small class sizes and mentoring, we take pride in our individualized approach to guiding our students from their entry from high schools and community colleges through completion of their degree and launching their professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, environmental science, optometry, physician assistant, environmental agencies and secondary school teaching. Our flexible course options allow greater access for working students, whether to retrain for a new career path or prepare for admission to graduate schools or a variety of professional programs. Our highly-trained faculty value involving undergraduate students in their research programs and we excel in providing opportunities for under-graduate and graduate research. Our department has excellent facilities and equipment, including: a core microscopy facility with both scanning and transmission electron microscopes, a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, comprehensive anatomy labs [including cadavers], a greenhouse, and a new aquaponics center. Through our Pre-Health Professions program, graduate school advisors ,and clubs, we maintain a comprehensive support system to help students navigate through the application process for graduate/professional schools, and we are very successful in placing students with such programs. Our extra-curricular activities and clubs not only allow professional networking, but also offer our students opportunities to engage the community at large. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate... [-]

BSc in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree attracts students who are fascinated by the spectrum of biology, from the tiniest or simplest to the largest or most complex. Students may pursue a number of areas, including plants, animals, their evolution, physiology, or relationships. [+]

BSc Program in Biology in North America 2017. This degree attracts students who are fascinated by the spectrum of biology, from the tiniest or simplest to the largest or most complex. Students may pursue a number of areas, including plants, animals, their evolution, physiology, or relationships. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Biology? The biological sciences encompass numerous cutting-edge disciplines. Each offers a multitude of exciting career paths. Prepare for a career in one of a dozen specialties in biology or microbiology, or pursue the growing field of exercise science. You can also train to teach biology in secondary or primary schools. You can prepare for graduate study, for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school, or for other professional training. You will also receive plenty of personal attention from faculty--in the classroom, in research laboratories, and in our Biology Advisement Center. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities involve you in the process and application of science. And you can take advantage of our location on the Colorado Plateau, which offers high quality of life with many excellent destinations for field projects and recreation. Our graduates have exceptional placement rates in medical schools, government agencies, and graduate programs. Whatever path you take after graduation, you will be ready to succeed. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Medical corporations Biological testing laboratories Pharmaceutical companies State or federal government agencies With further education, one of these paths is possible: University professor Physician Researcher Crime lab analyst University Requirements To receive... [-]