B.A. Degree with a Major in Biology

  • Total Credit Hours: 120


About this field

Biology is the study of life and living organisms. Biologists study the five principles of biology including cell theory, gene theory, homeostasis, evolution, and energy and thermodynamics. Biology students at Valdosta State University learn the basic principles of biology, along with the latest developments in the biological sciences, and develop the ability to understand and critically analyze biological issues. Students are prepared for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs and for careers in biology-related fields.

The Valdosta State Difference

Valdosta State’s biology major is one of the most popular programs at the university. Students work closely with faculty members both in the classroom and through research projects outside the classroom. Students can enhance their classroom experience by participating in several student organizations including the Biology Club, the Pre-Professional Club and the Horticultural Club.  An annual research trip to Ireland each summer gives students additional opportunities to hone their skills and interact with faculty. The biology department is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes several teaching labs, a computer lab and other fully equipped labs.

What You'll Learn

Students who do not need to meet additional requirements in the areas of math, chemistry and physics may choose the Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. Students in the program gain a good foundation in basic biological principles and take required and elective courses in biology. The Bachelor of Arts program is a good choice for students considering programs in areas such as allied health who do not require a full year of certain courses.


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