Bachelor of Science in Biological Science

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Launch Your Career in Biological Science

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue a science-based career or continue their education by obtaining a graduate degree in a health- or science-related field. The Biological Science bachelor's degree program provides you with a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry. 

This integrated BS program includes core classes in calculus, physics, biology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemical principles, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. You can tailor your learning experience by choosing from electives such as structural biology, epidemiology, genomics and proteomics, and human anatomy and physiology.

Career outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biotechnological research and development should continue to drive much faster than average employment growth. While a doctorate is often required for many biological scientist positions, those with bachelor's degrees can pursue opportunities in biology-related fields such as:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Research management

Undergraduates may also qualify for positions as science or engineering technicians, medical health technologists and technicians, or as high school biology teachers.

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Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.


General Foundation Courses (24 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions – Science and Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Writing for the Professions Lab – Science and Engineering 1 s.h.
  Exploring Creative Expression/Innovation 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
  Understanding Societies and Institutions 3 s.h.
  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.


Foundation Courses (39 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

MTH 2100 Calculus 1 3 s.h.
MTH 2105 Calculus 2 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 1200 Principles of Biology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1201 Principles of Biology 2  Lab 1 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 Lab 1 s.h.
CHM 1200 General Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 1201 General Chemistry 2 Lab 1 s.h.
PHY 1200 Physics 1 3 s.h.
PHY 1201 Physics 1 Lab 1 s.h.
PHY 2200 Physic 2 3 s.h.
PHY 2201 Physics 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ITC 1000
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 3 s.h.


Major Required Courses (26 s.h.)

CHM 2110 Organic Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
CHM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 1 s.h.
CHM 2200 Organic Chemistry 2 3 s.h.
CHM 2201 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 2100 Microbiology 3 s.h.
BIO 2101 Microbiology Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 2300 Cell Biology 3 s.h.
BIO 2500 Genetics & Molecular Biology 3 s.h.
BIO 2501 Genetics & Molecular Biology Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 3100 Biochemistry 3 s.h.
BIO 3101 Biochemistry Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 4850 Biological Sclences Senior Project 3 s.h.


Major  Electives (9 s.h.)

Choose three 3-credit courses (plus lab with A&P courses).

BIO 1600 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1601 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 1700 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 s.h.
BIO 1701 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1 s.h.
BIO 4230 Structural Biology 3 s.h.
BTC 3300 Biomaterials 3 s.h.
BTC 4200 Genomics and Proteomics 3 s.h.
BTC 4300 Biotechnology Processing 3 s.h.
BTC 4301 Biotechnology Processing Lab 1 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.

Open Electives (22 s.h.)


Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This bachelor’s program will prepare you for employment in government, industry, education, and health-related nonprofit organizations, as well as equip you to pursue graduate studies in a health- or science-related field.

Typical job titles may include:

  • Biological scientist
  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Conservation scientist and forester
  • Engineering and natural sciences manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical scientist
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Health technologist or technician
  • Medical sales executive

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Demonstrate understanding of biological chemistry, cellular processes, genetic inheritance, organismal form and function, and evolution.
  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Demonstrate understanding of the genetic and evolutionary processes responsible for organismal morphology and function.
  3. Intellectual Skills
    Apply the scientific method of inquiry and experimentation. Demonstrate understanding of biological mechanisms behind human health and broader environmental interactions.
  4. Applied Learning
    Analyze, differentiate, and incorporate hypotheses, controls, dependent variables, and independent variables into scientific problems.
  5. Civic Learning
    Explicate and present the relevancy of biological research and knowledge from local, national, and global perspectives.

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