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Bachelor's Degree in Biology

A biology bachelor’s degree introduces you to the natural science of studying life & living organisms. There are a number of jobs available to graduates with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and it is also often a prerequisite for advanced medical or scientific degrees.

As a degree candidate in the field of biology, you’ll learn from skilled faculty members, all of whom hold doctorate degrees from outstanding institutions. You’ll benefit from their interest in biology and dedication to teaching as well as their diverse educational backgrounds and professional specializations as you pursue your bachelor’s degree in biology.

Join other biological science degree majors to learn from the best in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, each equipped with the latest media, audio, and data transmission technology. Study areas and a computer lab also provide an outstanding learning environment. You can also gain valuable hands-on experience by assisting in labs and with faculty research. Plus, each year, Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, sponsors guest speakers, field trips, and service projects.


As you complete your bachelor's degree in biology, you qualify for entry-level jobs in whatever area of the field you’ve chosen. 

Bachelor’s in biology job options can include:

  • Secondary School Biology Teacher (with appropriate certification)
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Life Scientist
  • Biological Scientist
  • Lab Assistant/Technician
  • Research Assistant


Or, after finishing your biology bachelor’s degree, continue your education in graduate study to prepare for a career in a number of fields, including medicine, environmental studies, or biotechnology as a*:

  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Veterinarian

*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.


Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology
As the name suggests, a bachelor of science degree in biology is more science-oriented with practical lab work and a focus on science & math courses. Researchers & doctors frequently have a bachelor of science degree.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in biology
A bachelor of arts degree in biology still includes lots of science & math – but also includes more generalized courses typical of liberal arts like foreign languages, humanities, and more.


The costs for a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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Be prepared for success in biology with a degree from UC. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more! Fill out the form on this page for more information!

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