The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Mount Union prepares students for internships, graduate study, and professional work in the field of biological sciences. Biology majors can choose from more than 30 different courses that focus on concepts such as the unity and diversity of life and ecology and evolution. In order to strengthen the skills that are critical to any student’s success, the biology program’s extensive coursework is complemented by a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities.
Biology Major Quick Facts
The biology degree requires 80 total credit hours of coursework with 48 taken in the major, and the remaining 32 taken to satisfy the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core. The Integrative Core emphasizes skills valued most by employers, helping students prepare for their careers.
Students additionally have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, including:
- Attending Tri-Beta NE4 District Convention, where students can present their undergraduate research
- Work with faculty and other students to gather research in your field
- Opportunities for internships to gain real-world experience
- Laboratory experience and access to Mount Union’s Nature Center in many courses
Mount Union’s biology program is ranked #1 in Ohio, #8 in the Great Lakes region, and #37 in the nation as best value in College Factual’s 2018 rankings.