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Biology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology

B.S. in Biology with Secondary Teacher Certification in Life Science

Earning your ASU biology degree will open career doors for you in a variety of settings, including nature centers and parks, government and environmental agencies, education, research and healthcare. Many of our graduates also move on to prestigious graduate schools.

Plus, graduates of our Pre-Health Professions pre-med program have a medical school acceptance rate about 15% higher than the state average.

Pre-Health Professions Programs are also available for students interested in advancing to professional schools for chiropractic, dentistry, occupational or physical therapy, optometry, physician’s assistant and podiatry.

A Minor in Biology is also available.

Program Faculty

Our award-winning faculty are dedicated to teaching and research, and several are nationally-recognized experts in their fields. Plus, our small class sizes mean you get the individual attention you deserve.

Career Opportunities

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.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities in virtually all biology-related fields will continue to grow at a faster than average rate through 2028.

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Our Courses

Gain hands-on experience in our extensive Angelo State Natural History Collections and new Greenhouse, through field trips and seminars, and by conducting research with your professors.

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Interested? Get in touch.