As a biology major, you will receive a broad education consisting of courses that focus on cells, invertebrates, plants, animals and humans. Ecology and environmental biology are stressed. Independent study opportunities exist at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, greenhouse or in the Riley and Little Riley Creeks which flow through Bluffton.

This preparation will serve as a basis for entering fields such as teaching, biological research, medical professions, agriculture and naturalist fields. 

Katelyn Amstutz

Our students

Katelyn Amstutz, a junior biology major from Dalton, Ohio, spent several weeks this summer analyzing viruses found on Ohio poultry farms and the vaccines that prevent them.

"Getting to look at things like RNA and DNA is cool because it’s what makes up all of the stuff that makes anything biological work." >>>Katelyn's story


Students interested in pre-medicine or other health-related fields can complete a biology major, a chemistry major, both or the pre-medicine major.

Explore courses required for

a major in biology 
a minor in biology
a major in pre-med

Four-year plans are provided as a guideline for your course selection - Biology, Biology/pre-med double major

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