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Department Objectives:

Students who plan to major in Biology should have a strong high school background in science (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math). Those who have had (1) 3 years of high school science including biology and chemistry and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT, or (2) who CLEP BIOL 103GS may enroll in BIOL 105GS, Biology I, or BIOL 106GS, Biology II, which are applicable to General Studies requirements. Students not having this background should take BIOL 103GS.

A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all courses counting towards a Biology major option is required for graduation.


Four options are available in this major:

  1. Biology - Bachelor of Science Degree
  2. Biology Comprehensive - Bachelor of Science Degree
  3. Molecular Biology Comprehensive - Bachelor of Science Degree
  4. Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement - Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The minors in Biology and Environmental Science are available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines.

The Department advises students in 2+2 programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, which are completed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. The Department also advises Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Forestry students.

Courses with the prefix BIOL are offered by the department.

13 May 2016