Study life in all its forms and wherever it may be found with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Early hands-on experience in counting fish in local streams, conducting stem cell research, saving endangered cricket frogs, and examining the human body at the macro and microscopic levels enhances education with practical challenges. 

As a graduate of the biology program, you can prepare for a career in medicine, research and development, ecology, biotechnology, business, zoology, and other fascinating fields.

Choose how your degree will best suit your interests by selecting an optional area of emphasis.


An emphasis in botany will help prepare you for graduate school or careers in agriculture, natural resources, land management, or the parks system.

Health Sciences

The emphasis in health sciences will prepare you for your pursuit of graduate school or many of our pre-professional programs including pre-nursing and pre-chiropractic.


Become a health professional trained in identification of cells and cellular abnormalities such as cancer with an emphasis in cytotechnology.


The ecology emphasis will prepare you for graduate school or a career where interactions among organisms and their environment are emphasized.


Learn to use molecular techniques and tools for DNA analysis, crime detection, gene expression, and gene editing with an emphasis in molecular/genetics.

Secondary Education

An emphasis in secondary education will prepare you to teach biology at the high school level.


The zoology emphasis will allow you to work in careers with animals, agriculture, natural resources, the parks systems, zoos, and other animal facilities.