Department of Biology


B.S. Biology and Biology-Premed

The Biology Department is committed to preparing its graduates for entering the exciting field of biological research and toward matriculation into graduate and professional schools. Most of the courses a student takes in a health professional school are in Biology including physiology, anatomy, histology, microbiology, genetics, and immunology just to list a few. Strong preparation in these areas will help one become not only a successful applicant, but also a successful graduate in the health professions. Biology graduates have successfully completed programs at professional schools such as Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, LSU, Meharry, Stanford, Tulane, UCLA, Yale and others. The science of biotechnology is expanding very rapidly, thus creating numerous jobs for biologists in industry. To enter into research and applied biology, a solid preparation for graduate school is essential. 

The two majors of B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Biology-Premed are identical in core and departmental requirements.

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B.A. Program in Biology

This program is designed for students interested in combining their biology study with other disciplines such as pre-law, marketing, history, technical writing, etc. The degree will not prepare students for graduate programs in biology or for medical or dental schools. Students who later may wish to pursue graduate programs in biology or attend professional school will be required to take additional courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. 

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Dual Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering

In cooperation with the Physics and Chemistry Departments, a dual degree in Biomedical Engineering is available. Students interested in combining Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry with Biology can enroll in this program. Please see the program webpage  for details.

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Department of Biology


Norman C Francis Annex

Room 433

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