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Bachelor of Science Degree, Area 1: General Biology

The Biology program at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. Extensive state of the art, hands-on experience prepares students for rewarding and cutting-edge careers in the industry.

Why choose Biology at UCM?

  • Facilities include modern laboratories in various areas of specialization, including the new molecular biology research lab and teaching facilities.
  • UCM owns Pertle Springs, a 300-acre park a mile from the main campus, which acts as a unique laboratory for research and field experiences.

What will I study?
Students in the program gain analytical and laboratory skills that prepare them for entry-level positions in a variety of biologically related areas.
Courses include:

  • Animal Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Evolution
  • Cell Biology

What can I do with a degree in General Biology?

  • Botanist
  • Ecological Physiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Zoologist

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Biology there are several opportunity to be involved in:

  • Beta Beta Beta
  • National Science Teacher's Association Student Chapter
  • Pre-Vet Club
  • Wildlife Society
  • American Fisheries Society

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experiences, all tenure-track members of the department's faculty have doctorates in their fields of expertise. Active research programs, many involving undergraduate students, and workshop and seminar participation keep faculty members abreast of the latest developments in their fields.

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