Biology is the fascinating exploration of the nature and processes of living systems.
Biology majors have four options to complete the program. You can view degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.
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.
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.
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.
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.