Bachelor’s in Biology – Fairmont State University

Understanding biology requires a working knowledge of all the sciences, especially chemistry and mathematics. The biology program at FSU strives to provide students with a broad-based education in all fields of biology as well as a fundamental knowledge of chemistry and mathematics. Students are required to complete basic courses in biology designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of living organisms. Electives allow students the flexibility to gain additional knowledge in an area of interest. No minor is required for biology majors.

Students who major in biology select one of the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor’s in Biology as preparation for employment, professional school or graduate study.

  • Bachelor’s in Biology with an emphasis in biotechnology as preparation for employment, professional school or graduate study.

  • Bachelor’s in Education with a specialization in Biology, as preparation for teaching biology in grades 9-adult.

Students also must obtain a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1105, 1106, 2202, and 2203. They must also successfully complete an assignment exam during their final year.

 

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