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The Biology major prepares students for a broad array of careers in Biology and will fulfill the requirements for most graduate and professional schools in research or pre-health. To meet student needs, we offer traditional and non-traditional course scheduling. Ask an advisor to help you plan a schedule that meets your needs.

We also offer the following options: Biology-Bioinformatics, Biology-Cellular and Developmental, Biology-Ecology and Organismal, and Biology with Minor in Education. To meet student needs, we offer traditional and non-traditional course scheduling. Ask an advisor to help you plan a schedule that meets your needs.

The Biology program at Athens State University provides a supportive and inclusive environment for incoming students who wish to expand their understanding of biology’s fundamental concepts, the process of science, and improve their discipline-specific professional skills. We expect our graduates to use the foundation they have built at Athens State University to further their careers, enhance their personal lives, and contribute to society via ethical research, science education, healthcare, environmental stewardship, and community involvement.

In support of this mission, the Biology program provides:

  • a degree that can be personalized to prepare students for middle and high school teaching certification, medical & related health fields, graduate school, bioinformatics, and/or fields requiring a general preparation in biology such as field or research technician.
  • an upper-level core curriculum that is intentionally cohesive through continuity of course material and prepares students to meet state and national Biology standards;
  • flexible, student-centered course delivery that supports core content understanding and encourages experiential learning;
  • small lecture and laboratory classes taught by expert faculty that also care about teaching; and
  • advising that recognizes our students’ individual goals and helps them obtain the knowledge and skills they need to meet their own definitions of success through research experiences, service learning projects, and real-world internships.

ASSIST Scholarship Program

We are excited to announce a new scholarship program: Athens State Scholars in STEM (ASSIST). This is a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship available to students majoring in the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics. Students accepted into this program will receive yearly scholarship funds and access to additional support programs including faculty mentoring, peer support activities, online tutoring, and career development activities such as travel to professional conferences and/or research materials. The goal of this program is to help our STEM students efficiently complete their degrees and enter the workforce and/or graduate school.

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Biology with Minor in Education

Bachelor of Science

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Biology – Cellular & Developmental

Bachelor of Science