Bachelor of Science in Biology

General Information

The Bachelor of Science in Biology program provides a quality, well-rounded education for students preparing for a variety of careers in the field of biology. Courses in general biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, genetics, and ecology are required, as are courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and additional biology electives of the student’s choosing. The program is flexible and individually designed, matching the abilities of each student with his/her academic interests.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the B.S. in Biology program are in high demand in the science and technology industry and may enter highly competitive professional programs. Students wishing to complete an allied health-science degree program can work toward a bachelors degree in applied biology to increase their knowledge of basic science and increase their chances for employment advancement. Students may also choose to use this degree as a prerequisite for advanced study, such as medicine, dentistry or optometry. Students may also choose to use their bachelors degree to pursue advanced degrees in the biological sciences. Because admission to advanced programs is competitive, academic excellence as an undergraduate is important.

Admission Requirements

First-year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

More Information

Professional Advisor: Kim Ducat
Phone: (231) 591-2745
Email: KimberlyDucat@ferris.edu

Professional Advisor: Jenice Winowiecki
Phone: (231) 591-2555
Email: JeniceWinowieckiHansen@ferris.edu

Biology: Ferris State University Course Catalog