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GVSU Biology students studying ornithology on Lake Michigan. Photo taken pre-COVID.

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.


7%
Michigan Job Growth by 2025
Internships and Faculty-Mentored Research Opportunities
1st
In West Michigan for Alumni Employed in this Field

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

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?


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