Bachelor in Biology

General

Program Description

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 the 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 study plan 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.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Millikin is an independent, four year university that is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate degree pro ... Read More

Millikin is an independent, four year university that is privately funded and has an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students in traditional and non-traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in Decatur, Illinois, you will quickly discover that the signature of a Millikin education is a unique experience we like to call Performance Learning. Read less