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Biology BS

The B.S. in Biology provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences and includes a solid background in chemistry, math, and physics. Graduates are prepared for both immediate entry into the job market or continuing education in professional and graduate programs.

The B.S. degree includes three concentrations: Microbiology, Organismal Biology & Ecology, and Pre-Professional Biology. The concentrations share a common core of required biology courses, with each concentration having additional specific requirements. Each concentration requires an individualized research and presentation experience that emphasizes development of communication and critical thinking skills. 

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Program Requirements    

4 year plan to graduation Microbiology    4 year plan to graduation organismal    4 year plan to graduation Pre-professional

Meet the Biological Sciences Faculty & Staff


Faculty and Students collaborate in real world scientific research and scholarship.


Students can further develop their scientific knowledge and skills and get experience in a chosen career through internships with our community partners.

Student Engagement

We have many ways for students to engage in the department, university, and community with more than 15 clubs and organizations.

Department Contacts

Cliff Renk
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7482
Office: WH 222

Robin Gerber
Administrative Specialist, Biological Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7153
Office: WH 234

Kerry Lee

Associate Professor, Biology BS Program Leader
Phone: (239) 590-7566
Office: WH 201



  • Microbiology Concentration
  • Organismal Biology and Ecology Concentration
  • Pre-Professional Biology Concentration
  • Program Requirements

  • Curriculum Map

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Course Description

  • Course Schedule

  • Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance