Degrees:Bachelor of Art B.A.
Bachelor of Science B.S.
Specializations:Biology Teaching
General Biology
Department:Building 58C, Room 104
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:26.0101
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

Technological breakthroughs in areas such as biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology are being used to solve problems in agriculture, the environment, and medical oriented industries. Preparing students at all levels in the education system to work in the sciences is important to solving future problems and making new discoveries. The Department of Biology focuses on areas of modern biology and biotechnology offering a degree in two specializations: B.S. General Biology and B.A. Biology Teaching. The specializations include a series of seven core courses fundamental to all areas of biology. 

Graduates with the B.S. General Biology degree are prepared to gain employment in industry, government, health professions, and research laboratories, or to pursue advanced degrees in the biological sciences. Graduates with the B.A. Biology Teaching degree are certified to teach in the public high school system in Florida. Prospective students need to be aware that some biology lab courses involve the use of live animals. Students may wish to seek details from course instructors before enrolling.

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. or B.A. in Biology must meet the requirements listed below.

A grade of “C-” or better is required in each of the seven biology core courses. Consult with your academic advisor for courses that may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

A minimum grade of "C-" or better is required in all courses in the program including all Major-Related, Electives and Common Prerequisites.