Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years

The Bachelors of Science in General Biology is a broad degree that prepares students for a wide range of careers in the life sciences, as well as graduate and professional programs.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

There are many possible career paths for students who graduate from St. Gregory's University with a major in General Biology. Graduates may become lab technicians working for a pharmaceutical company, agricultural company, food producer or a biotechnology company. Others become game wardens or wildlife biologists, perhaps working for a state or federal agency.

Some may also choose to continue their studies in a graduate program in biology. With the proper prerequisite courses, there are many options for professional programs in the health professions. Biology graduates find interesting, challenging and rewarding work in a variety of settings—office, lab and field—often with much opportunity for human interaction. The greatest rewards involve helping people and other organisms live enjoyable and meaningful lives.

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

Courses a biology student may take on the way to a diploma could include Elementary Statistics, General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I, Principles of Biology, General Zoology, General Botany, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Research and Technical Writing in the Sciences, and Natural Science Senior Seminar. Other biology courses offered at St. Gregory's University include Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Vocabulary, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ornithology and Health Professions Seminar.

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

St. Gregory's University has an extensive collection of biological specimens. We have access to a nearby human cadaver lab, providing students an opportunity for hands-on study of anatomy.

Proximity to nearby woodland, grassland and aquatic habitats allow for direct observation of ecological relations in a variety of settings, as well.

Our Commitment To You: 

As a General Biology major, you can expect a 12/1 student-to-teacher ratio and a great deal of interaction with your faculty. You can expect laboratories to be taught by faculty, and not by graduate teaching assistants. You can expect your faculty to be available as needed. Our close-knit campus allows great students to excel and prepares them for the next stages of their academic or professional careers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU General Biology major, contact:
Dr. Don Skinner-Noble, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Life Science and Kinesiology, St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur Dr., Shawnee, OK 74804, (405) 878-5197,

Biomedical Science, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Promotion