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  • The Biology (BIOL) Program prepares students for entry into graduate and/or professional schools and for productive careers in the biological sciences. It is designed to expose students to current trends in the discipline by teaching skills and techniques used to obtain, analyze and interpret scientific information in a stimulating environment. The student develops the ability to think independently and critically.

    Undergraduate students can earn four-year Baccalaureate of Science (BS) degrees in: teaching (NCATE certified) or in a biomedical and pre-medical/pre-dental track, a general/pre-physical therapy/pre-allied health track, or an ecology/organismal biology track.

    Many DNS majors participate in the Richard Henson Honors Program, enjoying its student-centered learning experiences that promote intellectual growth, cultural appreciation, professional focus, leadership development, and civic participation.

    The biology non-teaching curriculum consists of 17 semester hours of program core requirements and supportive courses in chemistry and mathematics. Up to 20 credits of program electives are selected by the student in consultation with an academic advisor based on the student's interest and career goals. Undergraduate research experiences are required for the biomedical and ecology/organismal biology tracks and encouraged for the general track. An additional 42 hours of general education courses provide interdisciplinary skills valued by today's employers.