Does your passion lie in environmental biology, preparation for health professions, or biotechnology? The Biology degree at SOU is perfect for you!
Biology is a diverse discipline offering an array of different specialty areas. Students with a diverse set of interests are drawn to the Biology major, sharing a deep curiosity t of how the natural world works. Our students learn to apply the core principles of biological science when working to solve human and environmental problems.
Biology majors begin by taking introductory biology and chemistry course sequences, ideally in their first year. All biology majors move on to a series of upper division core courses in Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Evolution, and Cell Biology, followed by their choice of upper division elective courses in their areas of interest. Virtually all biology courses include a laboratory or field component to provide students with extensive hands-on experience with procedures and equipment.
All students in Biology are required to take a research-intensive class for their capstone requirement for them to gain the experience of completing a major research project. We offer a variety of courses covering specific topics so that students can choose a relevant research focus most while gaining specific skills needed for their future careers.
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