Why Study Biological Science?

Biology is the fascinating exploration of the nature and processes of living systems – from the food that sustains us to the miraculous workings of the human body.

Academic programs offered through the Department of Biological Sciences prepare students for a wide range of careers such as teacher, research scientist, environmental biologist, geneticist, conservation biologist, wildlife biologist, forester, fisheries scientist, pollution control agent and marine biologist.

Majors also go on to graduate studies in biology, medicine, dentistry and related fields such as optometry, pharmacy, podiatry and veterinary science.

 Learn more about careers in biology at the Career Center. 

Why Towson?

Study biology at Towson, and you’ll be part of a vibrant learning community that emphasizes teaching, research and mentoring. Classes are small, and you’ll get one-on-one attention from faculty who integrate their research into the classroom and offer opportunities to get hands-on research experience in their labs.

Proximity to research giants such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health also makes Towson University a great place to prepare for careers in biology.

Academic Advantages

  • small classes with exceptional student-faculty interaction and opportunities for hands-on research experiences
  • highly individualized instruction and advising
  • 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
  • Glen Arboretum—12 acres of woods on campus used for scientific exploration— and the Field Station—223-acre wooded outdoor laboratory in Baltimore County