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Biology, B.A., B.S.
Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of
living things and their environments. The Biology Department creates
an inclusive learning environment, engaging in critical inquiry,
extending scientific knowledge and practices to foster energized
citizens, and mentoring creative, competent professionals in
biological and natural resource sciences.
The biology program prepares students for leading positions in a wide range of careers that improve human welfare and environmental stewardship. Students can customize their program by specializing in areas that focus on biomolecular processes, ecology and evolutionary biology, general studies for preprofessional programs, or teacher certification.
An undergraduate minor and a master of science in biology are also available.
Why Study Biology at Grand Valley?
- Students receive extensive hands-on, student-focused, and project-based learning from expert faculty members, supported by state-of-the-art lab and field facilities.
- Opportunities for internships, international and domestic field study, and mentor-guided student research are available to complement coursework.
- Students make valuable connections through networking opportunities with faculty, peers, alumni, professional organizations, and industry stakeholders.
- A broad range of research opportunities provide undergraduate students the chance to engage in real-world projects.
- Graduates enjoy successful careers in conservation, ecology, zoology, and teaching, as well as admission to graduate studies in veterinary studies and human medicine.