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.
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.
NOTE: A minor must have at least 12 semester hours of courses that are not used to fulfill the requirements of the student's major(s) or any other minor of the student.
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.
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.