The Biological Sciences
program offers degree options designed to prepare students for advanced study, technical
positions in environmental or biomedical research, or teaching. Students will have
the opportunity to explore topics such as environmental microbiology, immunology,
cancer biology, marine biology, environmental toxicology, plant anatomy, biochemistry,
human anatomy, forensic biology, criminal investigation, and criminal law.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biological Sciences
prepares students for technical careers in environmental or biomedical research,
or teaching. The biomedical sciences curriculum applies particularly to students planning
to enter medical or dental school. Specializations are available in general biology
as well as teacher certification.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biological Sciences
is particularly valuable to students interested in teaching biology. Students pursuing
a teaching career must have dual advisement in both the specific subject field and
in education. Areas of specialization: cell/molecular biotechnology, physiology/pre-health,
ecology/microbiology/aquatic and marine biology, plant biology, and forensic biology.
The Master of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences
prepares students for careers in the fields of biomedical research, biotechnology,
medicine and health, and environmental sciences. Students who earn a Master of Science
may also pursue further professional training in medical, dental, or Ph.D. programs.
Additional areas of specialization: cell/molecular biotechnology, physiology/pre-health,
ecology/microbiology/aquatic and marine biology, and plant biology.