Biology


College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Program Overview

A degree in Biology from USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students the hands-on experience needed to pursue a career in the  biomedical field,  as well as the knowledge required to move on to graduate level studies. Graduates demonstrate knowledge in the three principal sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution, and are engaged in the scientific process through the planning, execution and interpretation of laboratory or field studies. When you are finished with your degree, you should be able to describe ethical challenges and practices in the biological sciences, perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses to evaluate scientific information and will be equipped with skills necessary to demonstrate oral and written skills in the assembly and presentation of scientific reports on biological investigations.


Is It Right For You?

Are you a creative person who likes to ask questions about everything? Are you interested in the sciences and extremely detail orientated? Are you always motivated to find answers to in-depth questions? If so, a degree in Biology will open the right doors for you. Biology is the newest and one of the fastest growing academic disciplines at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Professors of USFSM Biology lecture courses also teach the associated laboratory sections. This allows faculty to get to know students on an individual basis.


Mote Marine Laboratory

The Biology program is based at the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory, allowing USFSM students to be fully immersed in ongoing scientific research, complemented by a curriculum designed to provide experience in undergraduate research and community engagement.  These experiences prepare our students to be competitive for a wide-range of graduate programs and professional schools.


Future Careers

Most students who pursue a B.S. degree in Biology take their knowledge on to graduate programs or medical schools. Biology degrees often lead to careers in a number of rewarding fields including doctors, health care technicians, lab technicians, pharmacist, research scientists, veterinarians and wildlife technicians.


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Potential Employers

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