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Biology Major

BS in Biology
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Degree Plan

The Biology program is designed for students who desire a broad background in many areas of the life sciences, including biomedical research, molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, ecology, evolutionary biology and field or conservation biology.  Biological sciences encompasses the study of all living things (microbes, plants and animals), and includes the study of basic organization and function (molecules, cells, tissues, organs), how organisms evolve, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred and the development of biotechnology.


Freshman Admissions

First, freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements . You are also urged to earn at least two units/credits in one foreign language.

Transfer Admissions

Applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .


Students graduating with this degree have a solid undergraduate education well prepared for admission into graduate programs and professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary as well as the allied health professions). They also have the necessary background for career paths in research, education, health care, industry, government and other areas. UH Biology graduates have received offers as Lab Technicians, Research Associates, Instructors, Paternity Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Service Consultants, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Biology and Biochemistry
369 Science & Research; Building 2
Houston, TX 77204-5001

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