Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Kennesaw Bachelors in Biology will provide you with the opportunity to pursue a major field of concentration in biology with the necessary specialization to succeed in a wide array of post-baccalaureate opportunities. This program is interdisciplinary and is shared between the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. 

As a biology student, you will introduced to living systems at various levels of complexity, from atoms to the biosphere. Evolution provides a framework for examining questions, hypotheses, and predictions. Our various tracks enable you to pursue your interests in one of seven biology tracks, pre-med or become a science teacher.

The importance of research and experimentation in biology is stressed throughout our curriculum. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the basic principles and assumptions of the scientific method, then practice them in highly-experiential lab courses and research experiences.

Biology concentrations/tracks offered at KSU are vast and include:

  • General Biology
  • Pre-professional
    • Pre-M.D./Dentistry/Optometry/Pharmacy
    • Pre-D.V.M.
  • Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Track 
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology Track 
  • Plant Biology Track
  • Microbiology Track 
  • Biotechnology Track
  • Bioinformatics Track 
  • Cytogenetics Track
  • Biology Education

Biology Salary and Career Information

A career in biology offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals.Below are just a few jobs that are achievable with a bachelor’s degree in biology from KSU.

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online

Biology Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Faculty Expertise– Our faculty members have extensive scientific research experience, including in chemistry and its many subdisciplines like biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical and chemistry education. This research expertise provides you with an education that is both innovative and comprehensive.
  • Research-based Initiatives – The program relies upon research-based initiatives, on-campus and externally, to help prepare you to be ready to enter into the workforce. As an undergraduate student, you have many opportunities to hone your research and presentation skills by participating in research work and competitive scholarship-awarding events like the Birla Carbon Scholars Program.
  • Networking and Engagement –You can make new industry connections with professionals and fellow biochemistry students through the many resources available at KSU. Opportunities include internships, career fairs and joining on-campus organizations like Phi Lambda Upsilon, the chemistry and biochemistry honors society.

Department of Biology Contact Information

Kennesaw State University Kennesaw Campus
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD #1202
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Science Building, Building #370
3rd Floor, Room #308
Location: SC 310

Interim Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Professor of Biology

Phone: (470) 578-3505
Email: bensign@kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw Campus
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD #1201
Kennesaw, GA 30144
3rd Floor, Room #308
Location: SC 509
Interim Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Biology

Phone: (470) 578-2794
Email: ssmit325@kennesaw.edu

 

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1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.

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