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Biological Sciences Undergraduate Academic Programs

Explore our programs for undergraduate students

Our majors are extremely flexible with a large diversity of classes and paths.

This flexibility and diversity allows students to specialize in order to receive training that will prepare them for specific careers.

Our facilities and equipment

  • Teaching laboratories and research laboratories
  • Controlled temperature rooms
  • Greenhouse
  • Herbarium
  • Animal rooms
  • Microscopes
  • Various centrifuges and balances
  • Electrophoretic, spectrographic, electrophysiological, and radioisotopic analysis instruments
  • Field operated physioecological monitoring equipment

Programs

Botany

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Major in biology with a concentration in Botany.

Zoology

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Major in biology with a concentration in Zoology.

Ecology and Biodiversity

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Major in biology with a concentration in Ecology and Biodiversity.

Physiology

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Major in biology with a concentration in Physiology.

Microbial and Cellular Biology

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

A degree in Biology with a concentration in microbial and cellular biology.

Healthcare-Biology

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

This program of study is most appropriate for students wishing to prepare for careers in the health-related professions (e.g. medicine, dentistry, optometry, medical technology, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician’s assistant or veterinary medicine). These programs will require post-baccalaureate training at another institution. The Healthcare Concentration will provide the necessary pre-requisites for acceptance into these schools.

Biology Education-Teaching

Bachelor of Science in Education

The secondary education program in The Teachers College works in partnership with the biology department so you will be well-prepared in both biology content and teacher education.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science

Research new ways to treat disease, fight bioterrorism, improve crop production and more. Prepare for medical school or admission to ESU’s Forensic Science Program.

Biology-BA

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts major in biology is for students desiring a broad, liberal education. Students seeking this degree are typically preparing for an interdisciplinary professional career which requires exposure and training in the life sciences (e.g. scientific sales/marketing, scientific writing or science policy).

Biology-Minor

Minor

The biology minor is not intended to provide students with an in-depth acquaintance with the biological sciences. It satisfies the minor program for the non-teaching major in a bachelor of science program and the second program for the student pursuing the degree Bachelor of Arts who desires a second program of study of less than 30 hours.

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Dentistry

Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for dental school. The specific curriculum will be dependent upon the schools of dentistry to which the students may wish to apply.

Pre-Medical

Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for medical school. ESU's pre-medical program allows students to prepare to enter medical school.

Pre-Optometry

Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for advanced studies in optometry. Consult with an academic advisor in the Student Advising Center to determine the best academic pathway for you.

Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)

Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for advanced studies in physical therapy.

Pre-Veterinary

Pre Professional Program

This pre-professional program prepares students for application to veterinary school.

Pre-Medical Technology

Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for advanced studies in medical technology.