Students in Southeastern's Biological Sciences program have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, innovative instruction and outstanding faculty. Students gain the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in graduate school or build successful careers in industry, government, business or education.

Other Concentrations

  • Biology Education
  • Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
  • Integrative Biology
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science


  • Biological Sciences

Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Honors curriculum available

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science concurrent enrollment

  • Nationally recognized faculty, including National Institutes of Health Research Fellows, a Fulbright Research Fellow, editors of national and international science journals, recipients of national and university research awards, recipients of top teaching awards and a recipient of a career research grant from the National Science Foundation

  • Million-dollar endowed chair devoted to environmental studies

  • Annual average of more than $3 million in research grants and contracts

  • More than $4 million in teaching and research equipment

  • Molecular biology laboratories

  • Mesocosm wetlands facility

  • Teaching/research greenhouse

  • Special computer labs/equipment


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Biology teacher
  • Botanist
  • Cell biologist
  • Chiropractor
  • College professor
  • Conservation biologist
  • Dentist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Optometrist
  • Ornithologist
  • Paleobotanist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Plant pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Taxonomist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Types of Employers

  • Corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Environmental firms
  • Federal government agencies
  • High schools
  • Hospitals and medical organizations
  • Industry, particularly biotechnology firms
  • Medical, dental, pharmacy and professional fields
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • State agencies
  • *Some of these occupations may require additional education at graduate or professional schools.



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Student Orgs & Activities

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society

Delta Omega Alpha Pre-professional Biological Honor Society

The Biology Undergraduate Society (BUGS)