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. 

Sarah Oliver


Sarah Oliver ’19, recipient of a Summer Discovery Grant, is attempting to hatch ducklings outside of their eggshells for a summer research project. The experiment will give her a better understanding of the embryonic development of ducks.   >>> Sarah'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

 Four-year plans are provided as a guideline for your course selection - biology

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