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Bachelor of Science in Biology
The bachelor of science in biology curriculum insures a solid foundation in the fundamentals of life science while allowing students to pursue specific areas of interest through three tracks. BS biology recipients are prepared for careers in business, industry, and government or for advanced degree programs in biological or biomedical fields.
The biomedical sciences track is designed for students seeking to continue their education in a medical, optometry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, dental, or other medically related professional school and for those who will pursue graduate programs in any biomedical science, including microbiology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, and other areas. Although most recipients of this degree continue on to graduate or professional programs, careers as research technicians and in other areas are possible without further schooling.
The ecology/environmental biology track is designed for students interested in field biology, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental science, or any other area of life science related to the interaction of living things with their natural surroundings. This track is based on a philosophical commitment to relate modern life science to economic, environmental, and societal concerns. Students completing this degree can pursue careers in environmental science or related areas or can continue their education in graduate programs in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, zoology, botany, and other related areas.
The general biology track is designed for students interested in broad intellectual foundation in life science who do not want to limit their educational experience to focusing on the disciplines covered in the other tracks. While providing this fundamental base, the track also allows the latitude for students to pursue courses in particular areas of biology in which they have interest. Students completing this degree are prepared for careers or graduate programs in a broad range of biologically related areas.