Biology doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It intertwines with other natural sciences and, at the same time, is divided among botany, environmental, evolutionary, medical, molecular, cellular, genetic, and zoology disciplines. Our bachelor’s degree in biology reflects this structure. As a student declaring your major, you’ll start to fulfill your ambitions through introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and physics.
This baseline supplies you with the tools and investigation skills to advance onto higher-level courses angled toward medical content and research. From here, you’ll reach a crossroads where you’ll be expected to select from one of four majors based on potential career outcomes:
- Biological Science, for broad training across the vast and exciting spectrum of disciplines;
- Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biomedical Sciences, ideal if you’re striving toward medical school and eventually a career in medicine or another health profession;
- Evolution, Ecology, Organismal Biology, a course of study emphasizing fieldwork in preparation for an outdoors-based career in conservation and restoration; and
- Biology Major for Teacher Certification, which translates your passion into a career instructing and motivating students at the secondary level.
Explore all paths of study to chart out your route from school into the workforce.
In considering your goals and the layout of the Bachelor’s in Biology degree, SVSU requires all undergraduate students to complete a minimum of 124 credits across their major, Basic Skills courses, General Education requirements, and second major or minor. Those selecting this program will take 33 credits of required courses, 28 credits toward their major, and 12 credits of electives. Review the structure and all course descriptions.