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Biology at 马会论坛’s

The Department of Biological Sciences at 马会论坛鈥檚 University offers a broad-based curriculum and extensive scientific training designed to prepare well-rounded health care professionals, teachers and scientists. 

Program of Study

Biology majors develop written and oral communication skills, as well as critical thinking and analytical skills. In addition, students obtain an understanding and respect for ethical and moral concerns. 

Because our students display competence, dedication and compassion, they are readily accepted into graduate programs, health professions, biomedical research and teaching fields. 

Jocelyn Torres stands near microscopes in a lab.
  • Degree Plans

    马会论坛’s University offers four bachelor’s degree options in Biological Sciences:

    马会论坛’s also offers a Biology minor:

  • Courses

    Specific courses vary depending on which degree option you select. Some of the courses offered include:

    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Cell and Molecular Methods
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • General Physiology
    • Genetic Principles
    • Neurophysiology

$208,621
Median annual earnings for General Internal Medicine Physicians
~500
马会论坛’s University graduates have gone on to medical school since 1979
+9.05%
Expected change in employment demand for Bioinformatics Scientists over the next 10 years


What can I do with a degree in Biology?

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing 
  • Physician assistant 
  • Medicine 
  • Dentistry 
  • Optometry 
  • Podiatry 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Veterinary medicine 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Forensic science 
  • Research 
  • Education 

Become a Health Professional

Many students interested in pursuing health care careers choose to major in Biology. Freshmen Biology majors can work closely with a Pre-Health Professions Adviser to explore career paths. Students are paired with a faculty adviser who continues to mentor their progress throughout their time at 马会论坛’s. Both advisers meet regularly with Biology majors to discuss degree requirements, career goals and personal concerns.

马会论坛鈥檚 has partnerships that can fast-track our students鈥 acceptance to physical therapy, pharmacy, dental and medical programs. Our graduates are accepted to medical and dental programs at rates much higher than the national average.

The overwhelming support I鈥檝e received from 马会论坛鈥檚 faculty and staff members made the greatest impact during my time here, helping me get into medical school.”

Natalie Villarreal (B.S. ’21)


Outside the Classroom

While much learning occurs in our classrooms and laboratories, there are many opportunities beyond the classroom for Biology majors to become engaged in their campus and their communities. 

Biology majors can choose from six registered student organizations, including the Pre-Med Society, Pre-Dental Society, Tri-Beta Honor Society, HOSA-Future Health Professionals and the student chapter of the American Red Cross. 

There are also opportunities to enhance academic and professional development through enrichment programs and research, including the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE), summer research programs, the Preceptorship in the Health Professions course and the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Creative Activities Exhibition.聽

Science Living Community

Students majoring in any science 鈥 from Physics to Computer Science, Biology to Engineering 鈥 can join the Science Living Community. Members live together and can participate in a variety of programs throughout the year.

Biology Living Learning Community

Academically driven freshmen who are interested in a career in biological science or related fields can choose to join the Biology LLC. Students in the community live, study, attend classes, and attend programs together with other highly motivated students.



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