B.S. in Biology
The B.S in Biology is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies as well as for entering the job market. Students complete a total of 128 credits and can elect to specialize in molecular biology. Students who elect to specialize in this concentration must complete all of the requirements for the B.S. in Biology. They also are required to take specific biology courses as part of their advanced biology electives. Undergraduate degrees also are available in Cytotechnology, Nuclear Medicine Technology and Medical Technology.
About the Field
A bachelor’s degree in biology can be used as a steppingstone for multiple career paths. Students can further their scientific pursuits by earning a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Alternatively, students can enter the work force immediately after earning their undergraduate degree and be employed in research laboratories in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, hospitals, and federal and state agencies. Successful graduates also may choose to enter medical, osteopathic, veterinary or dental schools to obtain professional degrees. In addition, graduates can choose from a wide variety of health-related fields, such as physical therapy, nursing, genetic counseling, radiologic technology, to name a few. Biology majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies. Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.