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 or, complete the biological sciences degree completely online and with the flexibility of your own schedule.
What Is Biological Science?
Biological science is the study of life and living organisms, including physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution.
If you are fascinated by the science of life, biological science is the career path for you.
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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:
- Get specialized training to prepare you for careers in the unique cultural and geographic context of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
- Gain specialized research experience working with faculty who are recognized throughout the world in their fields of expertise.
- Concentrate your biological sciences degree according to your interests and professional goals, with focus areas including biomedical science, ecology and molecular biology.
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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, research scientists and science educators.
Requirements for a Biological Sciences Degree
Biological sciences majors may pursue either a B.A. or a B.S. degree. Because biology is an interdisciplinary science, both programs include course work in the physical sciences and mathematics. Students majoring in the biological sciences must complete a capstone research project during the junior or senior year. All biological sciences majors are required to take a standardized examination in the senior year for programmatic assessment purposes.
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