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Interested in a career in healthcare?

Our highly respected Pre-Health Professions Program is a great stepping stone toward a variety of careers, including medicine (physician), dentistry, optometry, chiropractic and more. Plus, graduates of our pre-med program have a medical school acceptance rate about 15% higher than the state average.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Biology Degree?

Our diverse program will open doors for you in a variety of settings and career fields, including nature centers and parks, government and environmental agencies, education, research and healthcare.

Our graduates have gone on to careers at the Centers for Disease Control and Smithsonian Institute, and as physicians, researchers, field biologists, curators and university professors. Many of our graduates also move on to prestigious graduate and professional schools.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite part of cell biology is gaining hands-on experience in our labs.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="">Ravae Garcia</a></strong>, Biology, ROTC, Class of 2023</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My Biology Degree at Angelo State?

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Research Excellence

Our outstanding research facilities include the Angelo State Natural History Collections and a Greenhouse that features plants from around the world. Funding for student research is available, and our students regularly win research presentation awards from professional organizations like the Texas Society of Mammalogists, Texas Academy of Science and Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

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Elite Connections

You can join our chapter of the Tri-Beta national biological honor society that is the most decorated chapter in the U.S. Our faculty are also respected scientists with worldwide connections in the scientific community. And our pre-med program is well-known by Texas medical schools as one of the top programs in the state.

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Hands-On Learning

You can conduct plant and wildlife studies in the field, catalog specimens in our Natural History Collections, trap and tag animals with your professors, participate in recycling efforts to preserve the environment, and research microorganisms and DNA in the lab. You can also shadow local doctors and other healthcare professionals. And maybe the most exciting is our annual summer study abroad trip to Costa Rica!

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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.