Biology Major

The biology major (B.S.) is designed to prepare students interested in a wide variety of topics, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, academia, high school education, cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, or medical technology.


The Department of Biology offers the opportunity for a student to receive one of several concentrations that will allow students to concentrate or specialize in various areas that will better prepare them for their post graduate careers. Specifically, the department offers concentrations in cell and molecular biology – preprofessional, ecology and evolutional biology, high school teaching, and medical technology.

Biology Minor

The Department of Biology offers a minor in Biology. Following completion of two required core classes, students can select from many departmental course offerings (provided that course prerequisites are met). Students desiring a minor will take a minimum of 23 hours.

Biomedical Science

The Department of Biology offers the Biomedical Science major as a stand-alone major for students who are not yet clear what area of medicine they want to specialize. The broad range of content areas and skills provided will serve these students well. However, students who have a career path may wish to choose a concentration. Concentrations in Pre-Med, Veterinary Science, and Biomedical Research and Development (R&D) are available.

Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is the scientific study of neural processes, structures, and behavior. It is excellent preparation for students considering medical and health-related professions, for those interested in working in biomedical research and/or for students planning to pursue graduate studies in the biological sciences.

Interdisciplinary Majors

Separate, interdepartmental majors are offered for students interested in Environmental Science and Medical Laboratory Science.


Graduate Studies

The Department of Biology offers a Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree. There are two paths to admission to the M.S. program: an accelerated 4+1 program for students already pursuing an undergraduate degree in the department, and a traditional M.S. program that invites applications from both within and outside Bradley.