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Bachelor of Arts, Biology

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Bachelor of Arts, Biology

As a biology major at ESU, you’ll get the basic principles of the science behind living things, and elect a second area of study to match your career goals.

So Many Possibilities

In the BA in Biology program, depending on your second area of study, you might go on to careers in:

  • Scientific marketing
  • Science journalism
  • Regulation and policy creation
  • Law pertaining to the science community

You can go on to a number of positions with this degree, but if you’re wanting to go to advanced studies in the field of biology, the BS in Biology is a better option for you.

Aquatic Biology

Why ESU?

Our professors don’t want you to be a passive learner in the biology program, but an active participant in study and research in your field of interest. With smaller class sizes in your major, you’ll have the opportunity to do original research of your own choosing or work with professors on ongoing projects.

Students performing controlled burn at ESU's Ross Reservation

Cool classes

Emporia State students get involved from the very beginning. In 2018, a freshman biology course worked on a semester-long research project about microplastics that was accepted for publication in a national journal. ESU has the only on-campus aquatic research facility in the state of Kansas, where you’ll take classes and study in the field. Get more info about the cool classes and learning opportunities by exploring the degree requirements PDF!

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Scholarships are available for Biology students at ESU.

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