B.S. Biology Degree


The Bachelor of Science in Biology major is the field-based, ecologically-focused degree that provides the knowledge and skills for understanding the diverse world of wildlife and nature for students seeking environmentally and ecologically focused careers, pursuit of training in veterinary medicine, or further education in a life science field. The focus is on animals, plants, ecology, and environment, with an emphasis on field study skills. All graduates complete an internship or conduct original research as part of their education.

  • Focus: animals, plants, ecology, and the environment
  • Field trips more common than lab work
  • Careers in wildlife research, ecology, environmental studies, and natural history 

All degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours, excluding developmental courses. A minimum of 39 credit hours must be advanced level. View the degree plan.

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For More Information On Biology Programs Contact

Dr. Larry Sharp, Student Relations
Department of Biology
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368