The bachelor of science (BS) in biology exposes students to a broad background in the discipline including required courses in chemistry and physics. Students complete a strong, general series of biology and support courses which allows pursuit of a wide variety of careers such as professional work (physician, dentist, veterinarian), governmental work, (EPA, National Fisheries), field work (oceanographer, wildlife specialist), high school teaching, industrial or clinical research, aquaculture, etc.
Many biology majors continue into graduate programs in a specialized subfield. It is the goal of the department to provide solid biology degrees that expose students to all areas of biology while allowing each student flexibility when entering the job market.
If they wish, students may select one of the specialized options offered under the bachelor of science in biology major including biomedical science, biotechnology, environmental biology, and marine biology and aquaculture.