Undergraduate Programs

Biology is the study of living systems and how they function. Basic knowledge of biology is fundamental to many human endeavors from medicine to agriculture to natural resources management to environmental protection. Biologists are employed in research laboratories, regulatory agencies, and education. Students enrolled as Biology majors take core courses in Functional Biology, Organismal Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, as well as elective courses in a biological diversity and physiology. All five majors provide a broad background in Biology.

Many faculty in the Biology Department offer opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved in research.

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B.S. Aquatic Biology

Aquatic Biology focuses on aquatic organisms and their relationships with their environments.

B.S. Microbiology

In this program, we learn about the different types of microorganisms, their biology, where they are found, their interactions with humans, and the interactions of microorganisms with each other and the environment.

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B.S. Wildlife Biology

The wildlife undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas State University adhere to the North American model of wildlife management, as well as a strong reliance on research at the graduate and undergraduate level.

B.S. Double Major in Biology and Education

This program prepares degree-seekers for a career teaching Life Science, Grades 7-12. The teacher certification in life science is a double major where students receive a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Education. It offers classes in botany, genetics, evolution, microbiology, and the physical sciences combined with classroom management courses and student teaching.

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B.S. Biology

Biology is the study of living things and encompasses every aspect of their existence from zygote to maturity. Biological sciences include studies of organisms and their component parts as well as the environment in which they live.