Undergraduate Programs

The bachelor’s degree in biology provides students with the intellectual and technical skills to succeed in a multitude of careers (e.g., medicine, forensics, genetics, laboratory sciences, natural resources management, animal biology, plant biology, etc.). Students gain an understanding of living organisms, of how organisms interact with their environment, and of the process of biological investigation. The curriculum provides students with a knowledge base in molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology, as well as allowing emphasis in the cellular, molecular and biomedical area, the ecology, evolution, and behavior area, and the secondary education field.

Degrees & Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science in Biology

General Biology Emphasis

The General Biology Emphasis is a comprehensive degree that encompasses the both the Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis and the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis. Students may also choose advanced courses in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology.
Degree Requirements for General Biology Emphasis

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis

The Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis focuses on the study of life at the molecular level as well as: cellular morphology and function, genome organization, regulation of genetic expression and how these relate to biomedicine and disease. This emphasis area includes classes in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology.
Degree Requirements for Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Emphasis

Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Emphasis

The Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis focuses on the study of life thru understanding ecosystem dynamics, population genetics, conservation, animal behavior, and evolution. This emphasis area includes classes in Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology.
Degree Requirements for Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Emphasis

Secondary Education Emphasis

The Secondary Education Emphasis combines the General Biology Emphasis with innovative courses from the IDoTeach Program.
Degree Requirements for Second Education Emphasis

Minors and Programs

Biology Minor

The Biology Minor provides solid introductory study in the basic structure of biological science.

Requirements for Biology Minor

Biological Sciences Teaching Endorsement Minor

Qualifies you to teach biology when completed with another secondary education certification degree.

Requirements for the Biological Sciences Teaching Endorsement Minor

Pre-Forestry and Pre-Wildlife Management (Transfer Program)

Completion of this program may make it possible to attend Boise State for three years and complete the program of study at the University of Idaho in two additional years. Consult the Department of Biological Sciences or the University of Idaho for information as to which courses will apply to the field you wish to enter.

Requirements for Pre-Forestry and Pre-Wildlife Management

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