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Bachelor's Degree in Biology
The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Mount Union prepares students for internships, graduate study, and professional work in the field of biological sciences. Biology majors can choose from more than 30 different courses that focus on concepts such as the unity and diversity of life and ecology and evolution. In order to strengthen the skills that are critical to any student’s success, the biology program’s extensive coursework is complemented by a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities.
GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)
English proficiency (one of the following):
- TOEFL: 61 iBT
- IELTS: 5.5
- PTE: 55
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- Elements of Anatomy and Physiology
- The Unity of Life
- The Diversity of Life
- Foundations of Medical Microbiology
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Evolutionary Biology
- Conservation Biology
- Plant Structure and Function
- Cell Biology
- Biology of Marine Organisms
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Developmental Biology
- Special Topics
- Molecular Biology
- Physiological Ecology
- Aquatic Ecology
- Independent Study
- Vertebrate Physiology
- Special Topics
- Seminar I
- Seminar II
- Honors Thesis/Project
- Internship in Environmental Education (Internal)
- Internship in Biology
Scholarships & funding
A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website.
Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Students majoring in biology will be able to:
- Understand and apply fundamental concepts in biology and related disciplines
- Are proficient in the use of standard laboratory and field equipment/instrumentation
- Analyze published scientific research in the biological sciences
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Perform experiments to test hypotheses, analyze data, and interpret significance of results
- Possess advanced skills in particular fields of study within biology
According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, employment in the field of biology is projected to increase 21 percent through the year 2018, much faster than the average for all occupation. The reason for this boost in biology major careers is due to the growing rate of the biotech industry's research and development demands driving overall job growth biology careers.
The extraordinarily high degree of hands-on involvement provided by the Mount Union Department of Biology will prepare you for a variety of careers in this growing field. No matter what your path, the combination of classroom theory and practical experience will prepare you for whatever follows graduation, as it has students of the past, including many prominent health professionals and researchers.
Common careers include:
- Pharmaceutical sales
About this institute
University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...
Why study at University of Mount Union
Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!
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