Bachelor of Science - Area of Concentration in Biological Sciences
The Biological Sciences concentration is deep and diverse, enabling students to pursue careers in Environmental Science (option 3), teach at the secondary level (option 2), pursue a career in the health professions, or as a professional biologist (option 1). In addition to these career paths, students may find it advantageous to combine their biology study with other disciplines allowing them to pursue careers in law, public policy, and other areas that intersect with the field.
Students graduating with the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology should possess the following:
- Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in the sciences that will allow the graduate to collect, analyze, interpret, utilize and present information that is contemporary in the biological sciences.
- An awareness of the basic concepts of the physical and biological sciences and how these concepts are applicable in the profession.
- An awareness of the importance of the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, health sciences as well as the biological and physical sciences to the human community.
- A basic understanding of literacy of all disciplines of biology, from molecular to cellular to organismal to population levels that unite organismal, continuity, diversity and unity of life.
- A general competency in basic inorganic and organic chemistry as well as in introductory physics, mathematics and statistics.
Performance of graduates on entrance examinations to post-baccalaureate programs