Undergraduate Programs


 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

The Department of Biology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with subspecialty options. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the biological sciences, medical and health service fields, research, industry, and education. The program of study is structured around a comprehensive core curriculum that includes genetics, physiology, cell biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics. At the upper-division level, students wanting to specialize can choose one of six area concentrations: Cell and Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology, Neurobiology, Plant Biology, Pre-Medical Sciences, and Grades 7–12 Biology Teacher Certification.

  • Click here to review the degree plan for a B.S. in Biology.
  • Click here to review the 2020-22 degree plan for a B.S. in Biology. Documents pending final approval of the 2020-22 catalog.
  • Click here to review the Sophomore Research Initiative track.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and Immunology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the medical and health service fields, research, industry, education, and as specialists in industrial quality testing and control, and as regulatory workers in government agencies and public health laboratories. The program of study is structured around a comprehensive core curriculum that is similar to the Biology degree but upper-division level coursework is designed to achieve a deeper education in several specialized areas of microbiology.

  • Click here to review the degree plan for a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology.
  • Click here to review the 2020-22 degree plan for a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. Documents pending final approval of the 2020-22 catalog.
  • Click here to review the Sophomore Research Initiative track.

Due to extensive curriculum overlap, students cannot receive a double major in Biology and Microbiology and Immunology. Students must choose between a B.S. in Biology or a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology.

2020-22 Catalog Updates

Click here to see the upcoming changes to the 2020-22 catalog.
Please note this is pending final approval of the 2020-22 catalog.

Admissions

Please refer to the UTSA Admission Requirements for details on the admissions process.

Scholarships

For information on scholarships for Biology students, visit the COS Scholarships website.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

For those who are interested in undergraduate research, please see UTSA's Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Undergraduate Advisors

Dr. Hans Heidner
Dr. Martha Lundell
Dr. Kelly Suter