Biological Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Program

Earn your biological sciences degree from a comprehensive program driven by research and close collaboration with renowned professors. UAF’s emphasis on undergraduate research and small-class environments ensures you’ll gain practical experience in the classroom, the lab and the field to prepare for graduate school or employment in a variety of positions.

Gain knowledge across different areas of biology and enjoy the flexibility to choose from several concentrations, including physiology, ecology and molecular biology. Work closely with world-recognized faculty on specialized research projects. Study in the natural laboratory that is Alaska.

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Why Study Biological Sciences at UAF?

As a biological sciences major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll access the research power of a flagship research university with the personal attention and interaction of a small college.

Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in biological sciences at UAF.

Choose from a variety of concentrations

  • The biological sciences degree exposes you to different fields of biology, and you’ll have the ability to choose from several concentrations, including cellular and molecular biology, physiology, biological science and ecology.

Gain real experience, guaranteed

  • As a biological sciences major, you’ll have a guaranteed capstone research project that can be customized to your interests and goals. Through this project, you’ll gain valuable research experience, often alongside an esteemed faculty member.

Conduct research in the living laboratory of Alaska

  • UAF offers more opportunities for undergraduate research than many larger universities and access to unique research initiatives, including in our International Arctic Research Center. Collaborate with professors who have appointments with major research institutes. Study in the natural laboratory of Alaska and investigate firsthand the effects of climate change.

 

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences?

A degree in biological sciences from UAF prepares you for advanced study in graduate and professional programs and careers in health, environment, science education and research. Biological sciences graduates work as biotechnologists, marine biologists and research scientists.

Career outlook for biology majors

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of biologists is projected to grow 5% from 2018 to 2028.

What is the salary of a biologist?

Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, biologists in Alaska earn an average salary of $76,640. This is higher than the median salary nationally, which is $63,420.

 

 

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