Biology (optional K-12 Certification), B.A., B.S.
Undergraduate Studies

It may surprise you to learn the varied career paths you can pursue with a B.A. or B.S. in biology including zoologist, food scientist, geographer, forensic scientist, and pharmaceutical sales.

The B.S. program is intended for students pursuing technical careers or continuing on to graduate school.

The B.A. program is for students interested in a wide variety of interdisciplinary careers requiring a strong foundation in biology. As a biology major you will explore organisms from the chemical and molecular level as well as at the organismic and ecological. You will gain a breadth of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for continued learning and growth in your career.

The B.S. and B.A. degrees satisfy all pre-medicine, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary requirements.

Biology with Secondary Education—leads to certification and provides practical experience in middle and high schools. You will need to complete classroom observation and student teaching requirements and fulfill the requirements for teacher certification.

Opportunities

You can become a member of Sigma Zeta (the national honor science society: IU chapter: Alpha Mu) and the Bio-Chem Club.

Where Can I work

Immaculata biology majors are prepared for technical positions in academic, industrial, government research and quality control laboratories, and field stations. In addition, biology alumni can continue their studies in graduate and professional schools in preparation for careers as professors, principal investigators, physicians, veterinarians, and more.

The B.S. in biology provides excellent training for students intending to continue their studies in graduate and professional schools in preparation for careers as professors, principal investigators, physicians, veterinarians, and more. If you are interested in the field of medicine, Immaculata provides information, advisement, and services to prepare you for a career in medicine (including physician’s assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.

Kathleen Crossman ’14, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate

One of my favorite classes was Vertebrate Structure & Function with Dr. Carl Pratt. Seeing the inner workings of sharks and eels and other organisms gave me a fascinating and thorough base of knowledge to build my veterinary medicine education upon. And he always had time to have a conversation with me about my career plans.

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