Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

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At Indiana University Kokomo, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Biology centers on a traditional core that includes cell biology, genetics, morphology, physiology, plant science, microbiology, and immunology. Additional courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics round out the basic program. But good scientists also need to be exposed to other fields of knowledge—to the arts, the social sciences, and humanities. That's why our biology curriculum also includes course requirements in subject areas such as history, English, sociology, psychology, mathematics, and information sciences. To graduate, you'll need a minimum of 120 credit hours, which includes a mix of required biology courses, general education courses, and electives.

If you're planning to enter graduate school or a professional school after earning a bachelor's degree, you'll want to inquire about IU Kokomo's pre-professional tracks in biology, pre-medicine, and pre-dentistry. Graduates who have followed these tracks have been accepted into advanced programs in medical, dental, optometry, and chiropractic schools throughout the country. Biology is a great path to a professional career in medicine and IU Kokomo will help you get there!

If you're interested in becoming a science educator, IU Kokomo offers a program that enables you to earn a biology degree and become certified to teach biology at the secondary school level.