Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology degree program provides fundamental knowledge in biological and related sciences. Students learn to appreciate the unity and diversity of living systems, while gaining an understanding of basic biological principles and processes. The undergraduate biology degree program provides the necessary foundation for careers in applied biology, biological research, or teaching, as well as for further study in graduate or professional schools.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Biology will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to describe the scientific method, such that they are ready to apply it in postgraduate work in biology.
  • Broad exposure to each of the major disciplines in biology and related sciences.
  • The ability to use commonly available search engines, such as PubMed, to search the literature for scientific publications required for homework assignments, term papers, or research projects. Students should also be able to read and interpret this literature, with a developing ability to critically assess the significance and validity of published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Technical skills that prepare them for employment after graduation in biology-related professions, including post-graduate education.
  • An appreciation and ability to defend the significance of the quote, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

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