Bachelor of Arts
Biology at Greenville University
The biology major prepares students for careers in medical professions, food and quality control, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, biological research, and more. Biology is a growing field with new breakthroughs in genomics, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Our faculty achieve the highest knowledge and technical skills, contribute significantly to their chosen fields, and honor the Creator in their work.
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GU in a View
Proven success in pre-med and pre-health. Graduates of GU’s biology program who went on to pursue advanced studies in biology agree that the excellence of GU’s program compelled them to attend GU.. Biology graduates from GU serve worldwide as doctors, chiefs of medicine, surgeons, bio-technicians, lab supervisors, environmental biologists, and more.
Connections. We have articulation agreements with Logan School of Chiropractic Medicine and A.T. Still University/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, both in Missouri, and AUA School of Medicine in Antigua.
Nursing. We have connections with St. John’s School of Nursing, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIU-E) School of Nursing. Biology majors may also complete an accelerated three-year bachelor’s degree program in biology followed by an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing from SIUE. Obtain both degrees in four and a half years. Learn more about GU’s nursing partnerships here.
I decided to come to GU because I love the community here. I was surrounded by great people that really invested in me and always pushed me to be greater than I formerly was.
Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.
The biology major requires 35 credits of biology and eight credits of chemistry. It is strongly recommended that all biology majors take at least one semester of mathematics, computer science, physical science, or physics. The biology major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.