B.S. in Biology

With a hands-on approach to education, the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program offers a current and relevant curriculum that prepares students for a successful biology career or graduate studies in the rapidly changing field of biology. As a biology major, you’ll acquire a knowledge of diverse biological concepts and develop skills used by professional scientists.

Choose from concentrations in:

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Botany
  • General biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Teacher certification in Science or Life Science
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of living organisms, their structure, function, development, behavior, and evolution. It encompasses many specialized fields, such as environmental science, ecology, molecular biology, and wildlife biology.

The B.S. in Biology provides opportunities for many hands-on experiences focusing on ecology, molecular biology, and environmental science. A related degree, the B.S. in Biomedical Science focuses on preparing students for the medical field. We prepare our undergraduate students for graduate and professional school programs, as well as successful long-term careers in biology.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology?

Depending on your choice in concentration, you will be qualified after graduation for entry-level jobs in various careers.

With lab and field research experience, you’ll also be well-prepared to continue your education in graduate school, such as Tarleton’s MS in Biology or MS in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Our graduates work in government, consulting, environmental science, business, pharmaceuticals, higher education, and more.

For detailed information regarding the B.S. of Biology degree see the University Catalog.

Learn more about the many opportunities offered by the Department of Biological Sciences by visiting the departmental website

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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

Application Process


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How Much Do Biology Graduates Make?

The majority of biology majors earn an annual salary of $50,000 or more.

What Classes Will You Take as a Biology Major?

The classes that we offer are designed to provide you with core knowledge in biology that is applicable and adaptable to a variety of fields and jobs for a diverse pathway to many options in biology careers. These include organismal classes such as Mammalogy, Ornithology, Ecology, and Plant Physiology and molecular-focused classes such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Techniques, and Virology.

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How Do You Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Biology?

Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree in biology. We have the resources to help you get started.

Timberlake Biological Field Station

The Timberlake Biological Field Station, located on the Colorado River of central Texas, provides a field classroom for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience with research. Biology majors learn how to identify organisms, observe ecosystems, and more on this 790-acre property with over 2 miles of river frontage.

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