Biological Science, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Biscayne Bay Campus, Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Biological Sciences degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, from molecules to ecosystems, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Faculty and students work with a diverse array of plant, animal, and microbial organisms and in a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. FIU is ideally situated for the study of tropical biology and many of our laboratories specialize in tropical systems. This field of study will prepare students for further graduate and professional studies, as well as for employment in areas that require university-level training in the life sciences. A Biology Education track prepares students for teaching at the secondary level.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Wages & Employment Trends for Biological Scientists:

Florida Median income $71,590
Florida rate of growth +7%
National Median wages $74,720
National Projected growth -1%

Source and more information: http:/www.onetonline.orglink/summary/19-1029.00

Contact Information

Dr. John Makemson
Undergraduate Program Director
tel: 305-348-3097
e-mail: makemson@fiu.edu

Ms.Christina Callahan
Ms. Evonne Palomino
Ms.Camille Perkins
Biology Advisors
Tel: 305-348-1907
E-Mail: biologyadvising@fiu.edu

Department of Biological Sciences, OE 246
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Biology