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Indulge your passions by dissecting organs, discovering pathogens, and profiling DNA in our diverse labs.
Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to providing quality education and research experiences that engage and inspire future leaders.
Welcome to the Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences website! We hope that excellence in academics, research, and service in the department is what you are looking for.
Biology is often called the science of life. It encompasses many divisions that all involve the study of living organisms. Biology is an excellent foundation for medical, dental, and veterinary schools or other professional degrees.
Participates in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) Program.
Your credits count!
Fulfills all the requirements for entrance into medical and dental school along with graduate school.
Why Choose Biological Sciences?
A B.S. in biology: You should choose this degree if you plan on going to graduate school or into a professional discipline like medicine or physical therapy. Based on what your career goals are, you will take groups of courses geared toward:
General studies in biology
A Minor in Biotechnology: This option will prepare you for a career in gene modification, or vaccine production.
A B.S. in Forensic Science: You should choose this degree if you plan on working as a forensic science technician, or obtaining a graduate degree in forensic science or a related field. Courses offered in the Program are geared toward:
Trace evidence examination
Crime scene investigation
What Will You Learn?
You will learn how isolate genes in a research lab.
You will learn how the human body is structured and functions through our Anatomy and Physiology course.
You will gain skills that will enhance your research presentations and publications.
What Will You Do?
Become an educator
Prepare for Graduate and Professional School
Prepare for a career in the Health Care Industry
I really like the small environment. I see my professors now in the hallway and they know who I am and they really care about your learning and helping you move forward.