The Bachelor’s in Biology degree program provides excellent preparation for students planning to apply to graduate programs in the biological sciences or to professional schools and programs including medical, osteopathic, dental, physical or occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, and chiropractic. A degree in biology prepares students for a wide range of careers in the biological sciences including medicine, biotechnology, genetics, forensics, ecology, environmental biology, and other biologically-related technical fields in government and private industry.
Three Area’s of Emphasis are offered:
A biology degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience provides students with all the preparation necessary for graduate school in Neuroscience or medical school and the medical school entrance exam – the MCAT. Biology majors pursuing the area of emphasis in Neuroscience take two introductory courses to learn about basic features of neurons and the organization of the brain and then take a further concentration of courses in biology that are related to Neuroscience.
A biology degree with an emphasis in Genomics provides students with all the preparation necessary for graduate school in genomics or bioinformatics, or medical school and careers in the health fields. Biology majors pursuing the area of emphasis in Genomics take two introductory courses to learn about basic concepts and tools in genomics and the practice and application of bioinformatics and then take a further concentration of courses in Biology that are related to Genomics.
Ecology and Environmental Biology
A biology degree with an emphasis in Ecology and Environmental Biology provides students with classes on Behavioral Ecology, Plant Ecology, Plant Geography, Freshwater Ecology, Microbial Symbiosis, and Global Ecology. Other classes include Biometry, Principles of Evolution and Writing Appalachian Ecology.