Major in Biology

The B.S. in Biology is designed for pre-professional majors (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, medical technology, etc.) or for students who plan to go on to graduate school or to work with environmental opportunities (parks, water testing, etc.). A chemistry minor is required for the B.S. in Biology. 

The B.A. in Biology is designed for pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, or Biology education majors. A chemistry minor is not required. 

Opportunities for academic involvement include membership to the BIO (Beta Iota Omicron) Club or the ACS (American Chemical Society). There are also undergraduate research opportunities for students through the Undergraduate Research Experience.

For more information please contact Dr. Brian Butterfield, Chair of the Department of Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Research for the College of Arts and Sciences, at bbutterfield@fhu.edu.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Biology 

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Caleb Kersey

(Recommended major for those seeking teacher licensure or admission to physical therapy or occupational therapy school)
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Graduation Requirements.

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Course of Study for B.S. Major in Biology
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Caleb Kersey
(Recommended major for those seeking admission to medical school.)

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Graduation Requirements.

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Course of Study for B.S. Major in Biology 
WITH A CONCENTRATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Paul Fader
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Graduation Requirements.
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