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Biology Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

Biology Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
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The undergraduate BS degree in Biology is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences. The major couples a comprehensive biological, physical and quantitative sciences core with a variety of electives that can be catered to meet specific professional goals. Biology majors receive excellent training for graduate and professional programs. Students can choose one of the following options: Ecology The Biology major Ecology option is designed to provide students with a strong background in the theory and applications of ecology and environmental studies. It couples the core biological sciences background from the Biology major with required ecology, conservation, field methods, and environmental policy course work. A variety or upper-division ecology and organismal biology electives can be chosen based on individual interests. Genetics The Biology major Genetics option is designed to provide a solid background in genetic theory and methods, as well as their application to evolutionary questions. Option students couple the core biological sciences background from the Biology major with genetics laboratory-intensive course work in addition to electives in the areas of evolutionary genetics and bioinformatics. Undergraduate research or internship experience is strongly recommended for option students, and three credits can be applied to the Upper-division Science Elective requirements. Marine Biology The Marine Biology option is designed to give students a strong background in the biology and ecology of marine organisms and their habitats. The core biological sciences background of the Biology major is coupled with course work in marine biology, marine ecology, and oceanography as well as experiential field courses completed in residence at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Undergraduate research or internship experience is strongly recommended for option students, and three credits can be applied to the Upper-division Science Electives. Pre-Dentistry/Biology The Pre-Dentistry/Biology option is designed to meet the requirements for most dental schools in the U.S., but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. The option couples the comprehensive biological sciences background of the Biology major with human physiology laboratory experiences and important social science requirements. Pre-Education Biology The Biology major Pre-Education option is designed to complete the requirements for the OSU Science Education master's degree and other U.S. graduate licensure programs for secondary education, but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. Pre-Medicine/Biology The Pre-Medicine/Biology option is designed to meet the requirements for most medical schools (Track I) or physician assistant schools (Track II) in the U.S., but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. The option couples the comprehensive biological sciences background of the Biology major with intensive physiology laboratory experiences and important social science requirements. Pre-Veterinary Medicine The Biology major Pre-Veterinary Medicine option is designed to meet OSU College of Veterinary Medicine prerequisites and other U.S. veterinary schools, but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. The Pre-Veterinary Medicine option couples the strong biological sciences background of the Biology major with core animal physiology laboratories and animal-focused science electives.

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