The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide an excellent educational preparation in the pre-professional areas of study for students interested in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions, or graduate study in biomedical sciences. The Department also prepares students for careers as Environmental Scientists and secondary school biology teachers. By providing a nurturing environment, the Department of Biological Sciences strives to help students reach their full potential and academic goals.
Degree Program and Requirements:
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology is awarded to students who complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers two areas of concentration, General Biology, and Wildlife Biology.
The General Biology option provides pre-professional training for students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health professions or other graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences. Students who choose the General Biology option must complete 125 semester hours of coursework including 29 hours of core courses.
The Wildlife Biology option prepares students for careers in wildlife biology and environmental science. Wildlife Biology majors are also encouraged to pursue graduate degrees since various research areas and management practices demand more technical skills and training to sustain human interaction with wildlife ecosystems. Students who choose the Wildlife biology option must complete 125 semester hours of coursework including 15 hours of wildlife core courses.
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