Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Bachelor of Science 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 be introduced to living systems at various levels of complexity, from atoms to the biosphere. Evolution provides a framework for examining questions, hypotheses, and predictions. 

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

This program offers nine (9) degree tracks, each with its own specialized field and focus designed for your success:

  • General Biology
  • Pre-Professional
  • Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology 
  • Ecology/Environmental Biology 
  • Plant Biology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Cytogenetics 

Want more information about program admission requirements and course offerings? Make an appointment with your academic advisor in the CSM Advising Center.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face 

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Biology Degree Pathway
degree pathway

Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Faculty Expertise – Our faculty members in the MCB and EEOB departments have extensive scientific research experience, including microbiology, molecular, cell development, computational and behavioral biology, ecosystems modeling, and more. 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 enter 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 biology students through the many resources available at KSU. Opportunities include internships, career fairs and registered student organizations.

What can you do with a Biology degree?

  • General Biology
  • Pre-professional
    • Pre-M.D./Dentistry/Optometry/Pharmacy
    • Pre-D.V.M.
  • Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Science Writer
  • Plant Biology
  • Microbiology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Research Scientist

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.


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Kennesaw State University
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

Phone: 470-578-5100

Kennesaw State University
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
370 Paulding Ave NW, MD #1201
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Science Building, Building #370
5th Floor, Room #507

Phone: (470) 578-6158

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