All our Biology degrees enable students to develop the skills in critical thinking, quantitative problem-solving, and scientific research that provides the foundation for success in future biological endeavors. With the help of your faculty advisor, you can tailor your coursework to meet your educational and post-graduation ambitions.
The flexible BA degree in Biology from Seattle University provides a broad array of scientific training in biology. The major is designed for students who want to make biology the focus of their education but who may also want to combine it with other areas of study. Compared to the BS degrees, the BA requires fewer credits in physics, math, or chemistry while providing choices across the biology curriculum. Students often pair this major with a second major or minor.
The all-purpose BS degree in Biology from Seattle University prepares students with a solid scientific foundation in biology. The major is designed for students who want to emphasize the breadth of training across biological disciplines. Compared to the more specialized BS degrees, the BS in Biology allows for greater flexibility within the biology curriculum. This flexibility and breadth enables students to pursue a wider range of biology-related paths toward future career goals.
The specialized BS degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology equips students with the tools they need to succeed in the rapidly growing fields of biotechnology and biomedical research. The major is designed for students who want to focus on understanding recent scientific advances in areas of genetics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, genomics, immunology, cell biology and more. Seattle is a hub for biotechnology and biomedical research, providing students the opportunity to work in front-line research and clinical labs.
The specialized BS degree in Marine and Conservation Biology provides students with field experiences to engage with relevant local and global environmental issues. The major is designed for students who want to focus on exploring biodiversity, the web of relationships among organisms, the changing dynamics of ecosystems, and more. Seattle's proximity to mountain ranges, old growth forests, lakes, and rivers, as well as the marine habitats of Puget Sound and the open coast serve as living laboratories for our courses and research endeavors.
The Biology Minor is an academic degree that stimulates a student’s curiosity for the field of biology by providing specialized knowledge in the life sciences. This 30-credit program includes a year-long 15-credit introductory series and 15 credits of biology electives.