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Bachelor of Science in Biology

The opportunities for students trained in biology have grown dramatically with increasing demand for those who are educated in life sciences. Through training in biology students learn to apply scientific methods, test hypotheses and develop laboratory skills. Critical thinking to evaluate scientific results through statistical analyses, scientific writing and oral presentation are basic skills developed by students who major in biology.

The Department of Physical and Biological Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in biology. These degrees provide the background necessary for a variety of careers, as well as entry into graduate and professional schools. A biology or chemistry major is recommended for those who are seeking entry into medical, veterinary, dental or nursing schools.

Students who have completed a degree in biology at Columbia College will:

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