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Bachelor's Degree in Biology

A biology Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, sometimes referred to as a life science degree, introduces you to the natural science of studying living organisms. There are a number of jobs available to graduates with a biology bachelor’s degree, and it is also often a prerequisite for advanced medical or scientific degree programs.

Is Biology a Good Major?

As a biology major, you’ll learn from skilled faculty members, all of whom hold doctorate degrees from outstanding institutions. You’ll benefit from their interest in and knowledge of biology, as well as their dedication to teaching.  You’ll get to meet and learn from people of diverse educational backgrounds and professional specializations as you pursue your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts 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’ll gain valuable hands-on experience by assisting in labs and faculty research.  Possibly the most fun networking opportunities you’ll have will involve Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society that sponsors guest speakers, field trips, and service projects.

What can you do with a Biology Degree?

Once you’ve completed your biology degree program, you’ll be qualified for entry-level jobs in whatever biological science-related field you’ve chosen. Careers in biology that you can consider after graduation include:

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

Go Beyond Your Biology Bachelor's Degree

After finishing your biology bachelor’s degree, you can continue your education in graduate and doctoral programs.  This would prepare you for a career in a number of fields, including medicine, environmental studies, or biotechnology as a*:

  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapist
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Osteopathic doctor
  • 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.

Biology Bachelor of Science or Arts?

Bachelor of Science (BS) 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 and math courses. Researchers and doctors frequently have a Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology
A Bachelor of Arts in Biology still includes lots of science and 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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