BS Biology

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 120 hours

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas provides quality education with a rigorous, in-depth introduction to the breadth of the biological sciences discipline. Our professional faculty guide students through a high-quality course of study that will prepare you for future success. Through core courses and a diverse selection of upper-level courses, our program will prepare you for an entry-level career in biology or admission into a graduate school or professional health program (medical, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy or dental). This flexible degree program provides a broad knowledge base of the biological sub-disciplines, allowing you to specialize in biotechnology, ecology and conservation biology, and organismal biology. Pre-health students can specialize in either biotechnology or organismal biology, depending on their specific interest.

Our exceptional faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories offer students the essential knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful and rewarding career in science.

Customize Your Degree

Areas of study include:

Biotechnology Concentration
The Biotechnology Concentration is for students who are interested in biology on a molecular or chemical level in such areas as biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology including students interested in pre-health (i.e. careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy, etc).

Ecology and Conservation Biology Concentration
The Ecology and Conservation Biology Concentration is for students who have an interest in studying the roles and interdependence that organisms have within an ecological system as well as conserving the ecosystem.

Organismal Biology Concentration
The Organismal Biology Concentration is for students who have an interest in biology on the organismal/individual level including students interested in pre-health (i.e. careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy, etc.).

Career Opportunities

Many opportunities await you in the field of biology in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Research in biomedical and biological sciences
  • Education and teaching
  • Government
  • Product development and testing
  • Healthcare
  • Administration/management
  • Agriculture

Golden Cheeked Warbler Refuge Habitat

The Golden Cheeked Warbler has been on the endangered list since 1990. It is only found nesting in the Oak-Juniper woodlands of Central Texas. Our campus has set aside several of its almost 600 acres of land as a refuge habitat for the conservation of this endangered bird. These areas will not be developed as the university grows to maintain essential nesting sites.

"An excellent program that is rigorous, flexible, research-oriented, and most importantly at a reasonable cost!"
Zuberi Ashraf, Class of 2018

Monarch Butterfly Refuge

The Conservation Biology class of 2019 designed and implemented a refuge habitat for the Monarch butterfly whose population decline in past years is of great concern to ecologists. This area will provide migrating Monarchs with needed egg laying and nectar plants in an effort to conserve this species and provide an area for essential research on the causes of population decline. It will be designated as an official Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch.

Program Contact

Dr. Laura Weiser Erlandson
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 254-519-5723