B.S. - Biology

Bachelor's degree in Biology


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The Department of Biology offers the bachelor's degree in biology with three specialization options to provide the student with the opportunity to focus their education on a specialty they find interesting. Whether your interests are in toxicology, forestry, medicine, agriculture, public health, biotechnology, or some other field, students should have little difficulty tailoring their education to meet their interests considering the variety of specializations available with the bachelor's degree. Before selecting any of the specialization options, please see your advisor for more information.

  • General Biology - Biology is an exciting and vibrant scientific discipline that provides students the knowledge and skills to work with the wealth of living organisms that make up our world. The emergence of climate change and other human-induced changes affecting our planet are opening up a plethora of research and employment opportunities for graduates in the biological sciences. Join us in the effort to study, understand and preserve the diversity of life forms on Earth. Get a degree in Biology.
  • Pre-professional - Want to be a doctor, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist, physician's assistant, or physical therapist? This track will prepare for a career as a health professional. This track includes a Pre-Pharmacy AA (also see above under Interdisciplinary Sciences for a BS in Pre-Pharmacy).

Minor in Biology

A 20 sh Minor in Biology is available for students in a wide variety of majors. It provides the opportunity to add value to the major degree and to expand their opportunities for employment. It is especially appropriate for students who plan to work in administrative or other nonresearch-related areas of the biomedical, environmental, pharmaceutical, and other biological science-related industries.

A minimum of 14 sh must be taken at UWF, including at least 9 sh of 3000/4000 course work taken in residence at UWF. A minimum grade of .C. is required in all courses used to satisfy the minor. Neither directed study nor credit by exam (AP, CLEP, etc.) may be applied toward the minor.

Contact the Department of Biology Academic Advisor for assistance in choosing courses to meet specific needs. Biology, Marine Biology, Medical Technology, and Zoo Science majors may not earn this minor.

PCB 2131/L Cell Biology/Lab ..............................................4
Choose one:
BOT 2010/L General Botany/Lab ........................................4
ZOO 1010/L General Zoology/Lab ......................................4
Students should assess the prerequisites for upper division
courses they wish to take to complete the minor.
3000/4000 level Biology (BCH, BOT, BSC, MCB,
MLS, OCE, PCB, and ZOO) courses which
includes at least one 4 sh lab course ....................................12

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