Prospective Biology and Microbiology Students
Dr. Lundell describes undergraduate opportunities available in the Department of Biology.
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Current Biology and Microbiology Students
Dr. Lundell explains changes to the degree programs in the new 2020 catalog that may interest current students.
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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.
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.
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.
Please refer to the UTSA Admission Requirements for details on the admissions process.
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.