Biology Major

Biology is the fascinating exploration of the nature and processes of living systems.

Choose Your Program

Biology majors have four options to complete the program. You can view degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Biology Major - Without a Concentration Specified

Students selecting to complete the degree without a specific concentration will be able to take a mix of electives from these fields at the upper level. In addition, the general biology major will help prepare students for advanced studies in biology, particular those programs with an integrative nature. Completion of the biology major provides students with a solid foundation in the wide breadth of disciplines that make up this field of study including cellular and molecular biology, physiology, ecology and evolution.

Cellular, Molecular and Organismal Physiology Concentration

The cellular, molecular and organismal physiology concentration provides background for advanced studies in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, and physiology. In addition, students may select this concentration as preparation for professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine or for a career in biomedical research or fields that integrate biology with other disciplines such as business or law.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Concentration

The ecology, evolution and conservation concentration prepares you for advanced studies in botany, zoology, conservation biology or ecology, and/or career opportunities in environmental education, government environmental regulatory agencies and the private sector.

Secondary Education Concentration

The biology secondary education concentration prepares you to teach biology in grades 7-12 through the innovative Towson UTeach. The field intensive curriculum allows you to complete both a bachelor’s degree and all coursework for middle and high school teacher certification in four years.


Why Towson University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes with exceptional student-faculty interaction and opportunities to conduct hands-on research
  • state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including outdoor laboratory space in the Glen Arboretum — 12 acres of woods on campus used for scientific exploration — and the Field Station — 223 wooded acres in northern Baltimore County
  • active chapter of the Beta, Beta, Beta (TriBeta) Biological Honor Society
  • proximity and connections to research giants, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health along the Baltimore/Washington corridor