Department of Biological Sciences
820 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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.
Adding a concentration will help you customize your degree to your goals and interests and provide you with a specialized skill set that gives you an edge in the job market.
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.