Bachelor of Science in Biology
Time of Completion: Four Years
This program is offered on Main Campus.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program study the evolution, structure, and function of life. They are introduced to many subspecialties of Biology, including molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, anatomy, physiology, zoology, and ecology. Students get directly involved in the act of scientific investigation and discovery by designing and conducting their own experiments, and developing their scientific and quantitative reasoning skills. Students learn how to collect and organize data for analysis and hone their written and oral communication skills through lab reports and in-class presentations on their findings. Through coursework, students will gain core mastery in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, ecology, and evolution. Graduates will have a solid foundation necessary for careers in biological science, health care, and biopharmaceutical industries. A degree in Biology is also an essential first step in the pursuit of advanced degrees in Biology at graduate and professional schools.
Bachelor of Science in Biology Program Outcomes
- Biological Foundations - Apply core knowledge and principles of biology including evolution, structure and function, genetics, bioenergetics, and interacting systems.
- Scientific Process - Formulate hypotheses, accurately record observations, analyze data, and appropriately interpret results.
- Quantitative Reasoning - Accurately describe biological phenomena by applying quantitative reasoning.
- Modeling and Simulation - Apply models and simulations to describe complex systems and make predictions.
- Interdisciplinary Skills - Apply concepts and knowledge across subfields of biology and other disciplines to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of biology.
- Scientific Communication - Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally using current scientific terminology and conventions to professionals in biology and other disciplines.
- Society and Ethics - Describe the societal and ethical impact of biological discoveries.