Undergraduate Biology

Degree Options

A variety of undergraduate majors are available through our department. The Biology BS major offers a core program intended to develop a common background in biology and additional upper level courses designed to provide specialized options. Students typically take a broad-based General Biology major or an emphasis in one of the following 7 areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Cytotechnology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Science
  • Toxicology
  • Zoology

Other degree programs associated with our department include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Science Teaching

Follow the links below and to the left to explore the opportunities we can provide to help you find your successful career in the biological sciences.

Pre-Professional Programs, like Pre-medicine, Pre-dental, Pre-optometry, and etc, should contact the CSET Advising Office for further information.


  • Admission to Major: Admission to Biology (B.S.) major is granted by the department. The necessary forms for admission to the major are available through the department or the College Advising Office. Admission requirements are 32 earned semester credit hours including BIOL 105 and 106, with a grade of a C or better in both BIOL 105 and 106; and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • P/N Grading Policy: All courses leading to a major or a minor in biology must be taken for letter grades. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the chairperson of the department.