Bachelor of Arts
Biology

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.

Pre-professional programs related to biology include our pre-medical and pre-nursing curriculum where you can earn a dual degree: a bachelor of arts with a major in biology, and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) with one of our nursing partnership programs. 

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- Hands-on laboratory experiences are built into nearly every course - Join other students in the GU chapter of Tri-Beta, the national biology honors society - Build leadership and scientific skills as a Teaching Assistant, working alongside professors to help prep and run the lab activities - Join our six-week summer research program and work alongside a faculty member as a paid research assistant
Personalized

- Flexible major requirements allows you to customize the major to fit your goals
- Get to know your professors in small classes and lab settings, and in one-on-one conversations outside of class

Unique Coursework

- Human cadaver anatomy course
- Experience through the Au Sable Institute in Michigan - hands-on learning in the outdoors to prepare students for careers solving the earth's toughest environmental challenges. 

 

Why GU

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Flexible major requirements allows you to customize the major to fit your goals

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Hands-on laboratory experiences are built into nearly every course. Build leadership and scientific skills as a Teaching Assistant, working alongside professors to help prep and run the lab activities

connections

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.

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Unique coursework. Students from GU can participate in intensive field-based courses in Biology with the Au Sable Institute in one of four campuses: Northern Michigan, Pacific Rim, Costa Rica, and India. Courses include Animal Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Marine Mammals, Alpine Ecology, and 19 others. Turn anatomy and physiology concepts into reality by taking a human cadaver anatomy course

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Biology, BA Success Story

Success Stories

I'm so grateful for my experience in the biology department. The small class sizes gave us the opportunity to fully engage with our peers and professors, and they gave us valuable hands-on experience during the labs. The professors truly care for the students and want to see us succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Their doors were always open, whether we had questions about class, graduate school, or life in general. -Kellie Steele

Biology, BA Course Requirements

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.