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Our mission is to provide an inclusive learning environment, engaging in critical inquiry, extending scientific knowledge and practices to foster energized citizens, and mentor creative, competent professionals in biological and natural resource sciences.
The biology program prepares students for leading positions in a wide range of careers improving human welfare and environmental stewardship. Students may individualize their degree program by specializing in the following emphases:
A minor in biology is also available.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale
A degree in biology includes coursework in:
The following are just a few career options for biologists:
A master of science in biology is also available. For details, visit gvsu.edu/grad/biology/.
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
The B.A. or B.S. in Biology at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
“The Biology Department has excellent opportunities available outside of the classroom with faculty members in a wide range of specialties, which can provide very valuable knowledge and experience not normally obtained prior to graduate-level studies.”