About Biology

One of the larger academic programs at BSU, Biology typically has about 489 majors. And we’re committed to every one.

Our departmental mission is to foster the personal, educational, and professional development of our students and faculty. Of our all of our majors, about 50 are in the Aquatic Biology program, with the balance spread between the department’s other areas.  Check out our new major in Wildlife Biology.


Breadth of Knowledge

Biology is a broad field and our program covers a wide variety of areas, from Wetlands Ecology to Science Education. We award five distinct undergraduate degrees, including a BS in our nationally-renowned Aquatic Biology program, as well as a Master of Science.

Real World Experience

Whatever your major, you’ll have access to unique opportunities for innovative research and field work, ensuring that you’ll develop practical skills that will serve you in school and in life, whatever your academic and professional goals.

Personal & Professional Guidance

The department also plays a major role in advising and teaching students in pre-professional programs, including those in pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine and other areas.

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