Through teaching, research and service, the Department of Biology seeks to advance understanding of the life sciences at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Biology education at AUM strives to strengthen core disciplinary knowledge and to foster synergies that arise from the relationships students build with our creative and collaborative faculty.
The department seeks to provide the needed facilities and equipment to allow faculty members to do creative and cutting-edge research; it also provides opportunities for students to work with faculty members on research projects. In all ways, we endeavor to develop the knowledge, skills, and talents of our students. Exceptional students are also able to present scientific results at both internal and external conferences as well as in the scientific literature as research study co-authors.
Bachelor of Science Degree in the Department of Biology
The biology program provides several different concentrations that allow students to prepare for different career paths while pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Biology Concentration Descriptions and Course Requirements (Non-clinical)
| - Biology Health Science |
| - General Biology (including Secondary Education Biology) |
| - Environmental Science |
| - Molecular Biology |
| - Public Health & Microbiology |
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Concentration
Schedule of Biology Courses by Term
There are several routes a student can take to a career in health sciences
Students desiring a career in Health Sciences have several paths to their goal available within the Department of biology. The department offers Medical Laboratory Science, an accredited professional program. Successful completion of this program requires a course of study leading to a B.S. in Biology and grants the ability to take the appropriate licensure examination. More information about this program can be found here.
The Health Sciences Biology Concentration offers excellent preparation for applicants to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary schools. Students interested in Public Health can pursue our Microbiology and Public Health concentration. We also offer students streamlined admission to the Logan University College of Chiropractic through our 3+3 articulation agreement.