Biology (Arizona State University)
A BS in biological sciences at Arizona State University is a four-year program requiring 120 credit hours to graduate. Students who earn a degree in biology can choose from one of five areas of concentration: biology and society, conservation biology and ecology, neurobiology, physiology, and behavior, biomedical sciences, or genetics, cell and development biology. Courses for the first two years of the degree program include liberal arts requirements and introductory science classes in biology, chemistry, and statistics for life sciences.
Starting the junior year, students take major laboratory or research courses. These classes are designed so the student can begin to hone their area of focus. Topics include vertebrate zoology, animal histology, herpetology, and the advanced bacteriology lab. In addition to research classes, students will delve into functional genomics and the principles of human genetics. This coursework prepares program participants for further studies in graduate school or job opportunities in research, academia, and industry.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school