School of Science & Engineering


Students can concentrate their studies in various areas of biology by taking courses such as anatomy, physiology, histology, mammalian physiology, molecular biology, plant science, and environmental ecology.

What classes will I take?

Anderson University offers two degrees in biology. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology biology (48 hours) focuses primarily on biology and chemistry courses. All students are required to take courses in Foundations of Modern Biology, Cell Biology, Microbes and Disease, Genetics, Science Seminar, and 12 additional hours from upper-division biology courses. General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I are also required.

The Bachelor of Science (72 hours) begins with a 40-hour biology core and includes coursework in chemistry as well as mathematics and physics. It fulfills the entrance requirements for medical school.

The core curriculum of the biology major offers four areas of specialization:

  1. Pre-Health Professional Programs: a curriculum designed to enhance the student’s appreciation of and success in a professional education program in various medical arts.
  2. Science Education: a curriculum chosen to prepare students to be at the forefront of science education for the 21st century.
  3. Molecular/Biochemistry/Microbiology: a curriculum designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and analytic ability to succeed in modern biology research and/or industrial arenas.
  4. Ecology/Environmental: a curriculum designed to prepare for bachelor entry programs in field biology and environmental science and graduate studies in the fields of ecology, environment, and zoology.

View the courses required for the B.A. in Biology.

View the courses required for the B.S. in Biology.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • botanist
  • environmental ecologist
  • geneticist
  • laboratory technician
  • oceanographer
  • soil conservationist
  • zoologist