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Biology (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in biology is a versatile degree program that provides students with a range of options post-graduation regardless of whether they plan to start their career immediately or attend a graduate program. Our bachelor of science in biology prepares students well for the rigor of professional programs such as physician assistant, pharmacy, medical, and physical therapy. Many of our students also choose to continue their studies in biology by going on to a master’s or doctorate level program at another university.

Some courses are required of all biology majors, but students have a variety of options for upper level classes that allow them to tailor the degree to their interests and needs. For example, a student planning to study wildlife management in graduate school could choose elective courses in ornithology and conservation biology. Likewise, a student could take upper level electives that satisfy the admissions requirements of the professional program of their choice.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The biology department offers two study abroad courses. They are typically offered in alternating summers.

Tropical Cloud Forest Ecology (BIOL 4620K)

Takes place in Costa Rica and offers 4 credit hours

Tropical Reef Ecology (BIOL 4426)

Takes place in Belize and offers 3 credit hours

The biology department is working to develop study abroad courses in Taiwan and South Africa. The Center for Global Engagement can also assist you with locating the perfect study abroad experience. 


Dahlonega Campus

Natalie Colvin 

Christy Thompson 

Dr. Dobrusia Bialonska 

Dr. Alison Kanak 

Where Can a Major in Biology Lead You?

Where Our Students Have Interned

  • Tyson Foods
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Mill Creek High School
  • University of Nevada

Where Our Students Have Found Jobs

  • Northside Hospital
  • Elachee Nature Center
  • Georgia DNR
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National Army Training Center

Where Our Students Have Gone to Grad School

  • University of North Georgia
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Clemson
  • John Hopkins

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