BA IN Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology Department

On Campus

Study a wide range of biological topics in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.

From tracking tiny molecules to examining entire ecosystems, you’ll engage in the process of science by studying a wide range of biological topics in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.  You’ll use these experiences to apply learning to real scientific questions and to understand the impact of science on society.

We offer both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for graduate studies, research careers, teaching biology at the secondary level (9-12) and pre-professional studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and occupational or physical therapy.


Rogers Hall features dynamic, interactive classrooms and lab space, a vibrant state-of-the-art greenhouse and an exterior green wall in the shape of a double helix. The sustainability of the building itself demonstrates the environmental conservation that's taught within its walls.

The Biomanufacturing Lab is a place for course-embedded and independent research projects focused on biodiesel, cellulosic biofuels and bio-products. Core principals of analytical chemistry, biotechnology and engineering are used to construct and critically evaluate systems to produce sustainable fuels, materials and even medicines.

Rogers Science Hall

Rogers Science Hall

Faculty-Student Relationships

Research provides opportunities to present at conferences - as well as the potential to publish - with faculty-student research teams. We even offer research places for students and faculty to collaborate on projects. 

Research From Day 1

Green Team
Clubs and OrganizationsGet Involved: Green Team
This student-run group works together to impact positive environmental change, starting right on campus.
Celine Kong
Student StoriesCeline Kong '17
“[While interning at MD Anderson Cancer Center], I conducted independent research on Circulating cell-free DNA in serum vs. plasma of Leukemic Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma patients. It was exciting to work with researchers in the Dermatology Department."
QUEST Scientific Journal
Extended ClassroomQUEST Scientific Journal
This student-run scientific journal gives you the opportunity to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal.


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