Biology

Immerse yourself in the world of biology and the natural world.

Program Overview

Biology provides you with a fundamental background in biology and related sciences to continue on into graduate or professional school (medicine, dentistry, etc.) or to obtain employment in biology or a biology-related field.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain, using appropriate terminology, the basic concepts of cell/molecular biology, ecology, evolution, and genetics.
  • Explain the fundamentals of scientific inquiry, interpret the results of scientific investigations, and draw reasonable conclusions from data.
  • Complete critical reading of original and secondary source material.
  • Communicate, in oral and written form, biological technical information.
  • Relate models, theories, and concepts to real-world phenomena.
  • Use standard biological equipment appropriately and safely, and explain the limitations of the equipment.
     

Potential Jobs

  • Biochemist
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Biology Teacher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Agricultural and Food Scientist

Contact Admissions

Get started with your degree in biology today. Let our admissions team give you a tour of the facility, introduce you to students, and learn more about the program. 

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Biology Degrees

Biology

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

A bachelor's degree in biology can be a stepping stone to many career opportunities as well as a foundation for several graduate or professional careers.  

 

 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
120

Biology

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Program Overview

An associate's degree in biology sets the foundation for a four-year degree while proving a pathway to highly sought-after employment opportunities. 

Sample Courses

  • BIO 12204 Biology II    
  • BIO 20704 Ecology     
  • BIO 21404 Human Anatomy and Physiology or NSC 22304 Environmental Science

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
61-62

Biology

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample of Courses

  • BIO 12204 Biology II
  • BIO 20704 Ecology
  • BIO 30304 Microbiology
  • BIO 36404 Genetics

All Required Courses

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Natural & Social Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Some courses offered online
Total Credit Hours
19
Requirements
Seeking a Bachelor of Arts of Science
Kidd Math and Science Building
Facilities

Kidd Math & Science Center

The Kidd Math & Science Center opened in 1985. With an award-winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants and a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. The center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of campus. McKenzie Hall opened in 1997 providing math/science students along with nursing students, two large lecture halls, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, three computer labs, faculty offices, and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape.