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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The Department of Biology offers a wide range of courses designed to provide the student community with a comprehensive exposure to the living world. The curriculum of the department is designed to introduce students to the varieties of organisms and phenomena found in the realm of biology. The department seeks to educate its students beyond the simple acquisition of information by encouraging active student participation in the actual “doing” of biology. Hands-on lecture activities are incorporated into most courses, and laboratories allow students to carry out experiments and procedures performed by professionals in those fields of biology.
What can I do with this degree? Study and engage our world!
A degree in Biology from KWU can lead you to further study of living organisms such as animals, plants, humans and even bacteria, with further studies at the graduate level possible to learn about the treatment of diseases and ways to protect and sustain the natural environment. Career fields for biology majors are wide-ranging and include research in the medical and life sciences, such as health and disease, neurology, genomics, microbiology and pharmacology. Healthcare is another good field for biologists, assisting with developing campaigns to help treat and cure illnesses. With further studies, Biology majors may pursue a challenging careers like veterinarian, medical doctor, nurse, physician's assistant, dentist or other healthcare professional. The study of living creatures is another possibility, with careers in marine biology, zoology, conservation, ecology and environmental management. You might consider becoming a science teacher at the school or college level. Other careers possibilities include biotechnology, forensic science, government and policy, business and industry, financial analyst, biological economics, patent and science law, science publishing and communication.
For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Welter, chair of the Biology Department, or call (785) 833-4454.