Biology is the study of life. Having a basic knowledge of biology is necessary to appreciate who we are as humans and how we function and relate to other living systems. Such an appreciation, in turn, is required to understand many of the most important medical, environmental and social issues facing society. In addition, many of our everyday activities require some degree of biological knowledge. In sum, studying biology gives us the tools to cope with life itself.
Bachelor of Science in Biology
The Bachelor of Science in Biology is designed for students interested in biology as a pure and applied science. Successful completion of the program prepares students for a number of careers, including furthering their professional development through post-graduate training. The most common careers in biology include teachers, researchers, laboratory personnel, government employees, health care professionals, industrial technologists, scientific writers and illustrators, and medical librarians. Others use an undergraduate degree in biology as a foundation for professional training in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and environmental law.