As our society becomes increasingly technological, career opportunities for individuals with science degrees will continue to increase. Our Biology major is designed to give students a broad biological background while also allowing the student to tailor their degree to their own individual needs. Biology majors develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of the field of biology and amass a variety of laboratory skills (Program Outcomes). Students majoring in Biology can work in a number of areas, including government agencies, private industries, and law enforcement. This major also prepares students for further education in pursuit of graduate degrees or professional degrees in biological fields (e.g., medicine, dentistry, etc.).
In 2000, Clayton State University began offering a B.S. degree in Biology (formerly called the Applied Biology degree). The B.S. degree was designed in consultation with Georgia employers to fit present and emerging needs in the State of Georgia. Along with providing a required core of classes in biology, the program includes a rigorous background in chemistry and physics that will allow our students to succeed in their chosen career. Faculty mentors guide students in selecting the electives that are appropriate for their career goals. In addition, students earning the Biology degree participate in off-campus or on-campus internships or independent research projects with faculty.
Download the B.S. Biology Curriculum Worksheet
The table below provides a summary of the B.S. in Biology curriculum. See the link above for a detailed curriculum worksheet.
The scheduling for the Biology core courses and electives can be found at this link.