Academic programs in biology prepare students for a range of careers in industry,
government, education and research. The biology major is recommended for students
interested in botany, zoology, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, environmental
biology or teaching. It’s also an excellent preparation for graduate studies in biology,
medicine and dentistry. Find out more about the advantages of studying biology.
In addition to offering a major, minor and master’s in biology, the Department of
Biological Sciences participates in the molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics (MB3) and environmental science and studies programs.
What We Offer
The department offers students:
- small classes taught by accomplished faculty who are dedicated teachers, mentors and researchers
- state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including laboratories, greenhouses, an
herbarium, transmission electron microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophometers, microscopes,
physiographs, an infrared gas analyzer and specialized field equipment
- outdoor spaces for scientific exploration, including the Glen Arboretum—10 acres of woods on campus—and the Field Station—223 wooded acres in northern Baltimore County
- research and internship opportunities in campus laboratories and at off-campus field
and lab sites
- innovative Towson UTeach program allowing teachers-in-training to complete a bachelor’s degree and teacher
certification coursework in four years
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research opportunities? We’re here to help.