Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences – Marshall University

The Bachelor’s in Biological Science program is intended to meet the needs of students preparing themselves for careers in the biological and related sciences, or who want a knowledge of the life sciences as part of their general education.

Majors in Biological Sciences provide preparation which can lead directly to a variety of careers in industry, government agencies, and the basic and applied health fields. They also provide excellent preparation for pursuing graduate studies leading to professions in the biological and health sciences. All majors require a minimum of 40 hours of coursework in the Department of Biological Sciences. These include 20 hours of core courses, a 2 hour capstone experience requirement (BSC 491) and a minimum of 18-20 hours of electives chosen under the guidance of the advisers to satisfy one of the following majors: Biology; Cell, Molecular and Medical Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and Microbiology. Additional requirements include the Specific Requirements of the College of Science in humanities and social sciences, and support courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics.


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