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B.S. in Biological Science

Biology is the study of all living things—including microscopic bacteria and viruses, plants, and animals, and their relationship to their environments. Majors of the Biological Science from Colorado State University study the structure and function of cells, organ systems and tissues of animals and plants, ecology (the relationship between living things and their environment), animal behavior.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students of this Biological Science from Colorado State University will:

  • Interpret scientific data both mathematically and statistically.
  • Demonstrate organizational and laboratory skills.
  • Define scientific hypotheses and design experiments or observations to test them.
  • Work effectively in groups.
  • Demonstrate strong writing and oral communication skills.

Potential Occupations

Training in biology prepares students for a wide variety of occupations. Some involve daily interaction within teams; others can be done in relative isolation; some are highly focused, but most require knowledge far beyond the sciences. Career options related to biology include water quality assessments, field and lab technician work, biotechnology in biomedical sciences and agriculture, genetic research, agriculture, or sales (i.e., pharmaceutical, agricultural).

Graduates work in small businesses, multinational corporations, academia, and government research laboratories and policy agencies. A degree in biological science offers a broad foundation for professional degrees in nursing, dental, medical or veterinary school, and a number of health professions such as physician’s assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry or public health.

Graduates often pursue advanced degrees in life sciences to carry out basic research or advance into leadership positions in industry. Participation in internships and/or laboratory research experience is highly recommended and strongly encouraged by the department to enhance practical training and development.

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • College Composition
  • Principles of Animal Biology
  • Animal Biology Laboratory
  • Principles of Plant Biology

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