B.S. in Life Science Degree

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The Bachelor of Science in Life Science degree provides a broad exposure to life in all its forms for students with an interest in all facets of biology. The curriculum features strong human, animal, plant, microbe, molecular, genetic, physiology, and ecology components. This is the preferred degree for future biology teachers when obtained in conjunction with a minor in Curriculum & Instruction. All graduates complete an internship or conduct original research as part of their education.

  • Overview of life in all its forms
  • Focus: major fields and concepts of biology, encompassing the "greatest hits" from the Biology and Biomedical Science degrees
  • Emphasis is on development of foundational knowledge and basic skills for those interested in biology
  • Careers in allied health fields, science teaching, science-related sales

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

A MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN LIFE SCIENCE.  One popular option is pairing the B.S. Life Science degree with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction, which leads to teacher certification.   View the degree plan leading to teacher certification.  Or, tailor your interests to this degree by completing minors in most any other field of interest.   View the degree plan for other options for minors.

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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