Bachelor's Degree in Biology

As a biology major at UC, you’ll work with skilled faculty members from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom hold doctorate degrees from outstanding institutions. While earning your biology degree, you’ll benefit from their interest in biology and dedication to teaching as well as their diverse educational backgrounds and professional specializations.

Not only will you learn from and interact with a dynamic group of people, but you also will study in the state-of-the-art Correll Science Center, Cumberlands’ newest academic building. Laboratories and classrooms for biology degree-seeking students are equipped with the latest media, audio and data transmission technology. Study areas and a computer lab also provide an outstanding learning environment.

As a biology major, your opportunities outside the classroom include specialized research through independent coursework, field study in the United States, Presidential Scholar research and study abroad. Each year, Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, sponsors guest speakers, field trips and service projects.

What Can I Do With This Biology Degree?

As you complete your studies in the department of biology, you’ll be qualified for entry-level jobs in whatever area of the field you’ve chosen. With your biology degree, you may become a teacher, laboratory scientist, lab assistant, technician, research assistant or explore many other professional options.

You may also go on to earn an advanced degree in graduate school aiming to work eventually as an agricultural engineer, biochemist, cytotechnologist, ecologist, entomologist, environmental scientist, marine biologist, pharmacist, physician or rehabilitation therapist.

Careers that start* with Biology:

Health Field:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Lab Tech
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Veterinarian

Laboratory Research:

  • Hospitals
  • US Government
  • Private Industry
  • Cosmetics
  • Foods Industry

Field Positions:

  • EPA
  • Forestry
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Missions
  • Army Corp. of Engineers
  • Peace Corp
  • Department of Natural Resources


  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • College and University
  • Camp Counselor
  • Writer

*These are but a few of potential careers associated with a biology major.  A Bachelor of Science or Arts is considered a minimum degree needed for most positions.  Many require the M.S. , or M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.