Drury GO Bachelor of Science in General Biology

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The department of biology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in the CCPS program. This degree is designed to provide students with a broad background in biology that will allow the student to pursue a variety of postgraduate opportunities, such as allied health professions, positions in environmental science or biology-related positions in industry. Students majoring in general biology must take a minimum of 35 semester hours in biology.

Program Outcomes

  • Interpret and communicate scientific ideas of biological phenomena by using fundamental concepts, methodology, and terminology.
  • Propose scientific questions and use methods of scientific inquiry to formulate and test hypotheses and devise explanations.
  • Investigate and evaluate the human and environmental implications and impacts of biological phenomena and scientific research.

Career Information

Jobs in the biological science field are projected to grow 5.5% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $77,550. The median wage biological scientists in Missouri specifically is $67,290.

A Bachelor of Science in General Biology will prepare you for a broad range of careers, including:

  • Zoology and wildlife biology
    • Projected growth: 4.7%
    • Median annual wage: $63,420
  • Environmental science
    • Projected growth: 8.2%
    • Median annual wage: $71,130
  • Food science
    • Projected growth: 5.3%
    • Median annual wage: $65,300
  • Soil and plant science
    • Projected growth: 7.6%
    • Median annual wage: $63,950
  • Geoscience
    • Projected growth: 5.7%
    • Median annual wage: $91,130

The following 43 credit hours are required for the General Biology major: