Bachelor of Science in Biology

General

Program Description

About

You can do just about anything with a biology degree. Apply to medical, dental, physical therapy and veterinary school; or go on to study fields such as genetics, forensic science, and physiology. Not interested in graduate school? Land a job immediately in everything from quality control and research development to conservation and park management.

Or, you can begin a fulfilling career in teaching!

Learn in state-of-the-art labs.

At Briar Cliff, you'll get hands-on experience inside one of the region′s only educational cadaver laboratories, or study living organisms inside a revamped molecular biology workshop with advanced equipment that is unparalleled by any institution our size.

Explore the prairie.

The nation′s largest urban tallgrass prairie sits literally in Briar Cliff's own backyard. What better place to study biology than a 150-acre classroom?

See the world.

Embark on an annual, week-long trip to South Dakota’s Black Hills, or join other travel opportunities that have included the West Texas desert, Southern California chaparral, the Kansas prairies, Ozark forests, Hawaiian islands and the Costa Rican jungle.

Interested in research?

Conduct experiments and research side-by-side with faculty members, in their respective fields. The practical experience is a great résumé booster, especially for graduate school!

Become a STEM Scholar.

Major in a science at Briar Cliff, and you might be eligible to become a STEM Pathways Scholar — a scholarship opportunity worth thousands of dollars!

Biology Program Courses

  • BIOL 151 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 152 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 212 - General Botany
  • BIOL 213 - Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 22IS - Scientific Writing and Research
  • BIOL 339 - Principles of Microbiology
  • BIOL 58IS - Senior Seminar
  • CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II

Additional Program Requirements

Most biology lab courses include a lab fee for supplies, which is billed at the time of registration.

For additional requirements and curriculum information, download the latest University academic catalog.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emph ... Read More

Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God. Read less