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[Explore Your Passion | In the Lab | In the Wild]

Imagine studying how bacteria cause diseases in humans or studying the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes. Imagine evaluating the impacts of highway construction on wildlife populations. Or interning with the Ohio EPA or in the biotechnology industry. Or studying diseases affecting wild bat populations, or even tracking elusive bobcats in the Wayne National Forrest. Or taking a 3+3 assured pathway into OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. All these opportunities are available to students majoring in Biology @ OHIO.

If you are looking for outstanding instructors, look no further. All of our courses and laboratories are taught by committed faculty—expert in their field. Our laboratory courses in microbiology, anatomy, and physiology offer quality instruction utilizing the very latest equipment and techniques. Field courses in ecology, ornithology, mammalogy, and freshwater biology utilize the rich environment of southeast Ohio to provide quality educational experiences..

Our best students participate in undergraduate research with our renowned faculty, whether as paid assistants, as volunteers, or for course credit. Undergraduate research is a great experience (and great fun) whether you are interested in graduate school or you just want to get hands-on experience.

We are also very proud of the support services we have in place to help our students succeed at every level. These include our Peer-Led Team Learning groups, the Biology Advising Resource Room, and the Pre-Professional Advising office. You will be able to find the guidance and support you need to succeed!

 

About Biological Sciences at Ohio University

The aim of the undergraduate program in Biological Sciences is to provide a transformative educational experience, and to prepare students for top professional schools, graduate programs, a wide range of careers, and civic involvement.

Students in Biological Sciences are exposed to historical and current perspectives on the biological sciences, theoretical and practical applications of scientific knowledge, cutting-edge laboratory techniques, abundant field opportunities, and internship experiences. Our academic and professional advising system provides each student with an advisor knowledgeable in the student's chosen concentration. In addition, we also have a dedicated pre-professional advising office.

About the B.S. in Biological Sciences

Within the Biological Sciences major, there are seven curricular majors leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, each oriented toward a specific field of biology. Every major includes broad exposure to all fields of biology, from molecules to ecosystems.

About the B.A. in Biological Sciences

There are two curricular tracks leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences: one with a human health emphasis, and one in environmental biology. Both provide a sound science background, but include more of an exposure to the social sciences than is provided by a B.S. degree. This interdisciplinary approach gives students the flexibility to prepare for a wide range of higher education and career opportunities in health, social service, and environmental fields.

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