The curricula and courses offered by the School of Biological Sciences are designed to prepare students to meet a broad range of career goals. Three undergraduate degrees are offered: Bachelor of Science in Biology; Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology; and the interdisciplinary degree in Environmental Science. Each degree program includes general education courses; a group of required courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics; and electives, selected with approval of the advisor, appropriate to a concentration.
The mission of the School of Biological Sciences is to promote student and faculty professional growth and development through integration of teaching and research. The School contributes to the biological literacy of all students, advances biological knowledge, and is a resource for the state, region, and nation.
Objectives and Career Opportunities
Degree programs in the School of Biological Sciences provide a solid foundation in both the biological sciences and chemistry and are designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers. The BS degree in Biology and the BS degree in Medical Technology allow students to design a medical/science-oriented curriculum that meets their career goals. The BS degree in Medical Technology prepares students for jobs in clinical laboratory sciences. The BS in Biology prepares students for postgraduate study or for jobs as research assistants, managers or staff scientists in a wide range of academic and industrial laboratories, state and federal agencies, and private industry. The interdisciplinary degree in Environmental Sciences allows students to work toward a minor in a particular discipline of interest and prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities.
Degree Programs and Concentrations
Three undergraduate degrees are offered: BS in Biology, BS in Environmental Science (an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Biological Sciences), and BS in Medical Technology. The BS in Biology includes two concentrations, one in Biological Sciences and one in Applied Biology.
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