The BASICS: Biology
Department: Integrative Biology
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science, Honors Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Ph.D.
Online option: No (See Zoology for a related major that is available online)
Biology minor: Learn more here
Biology graduate program: Learn more here
What is biology?
Biology is the foundational study of life from basic cellular levels to the broader context of ecosystems. As a biology major at Oregon State, your extensive curriculum covers courses in genetics, physiology, marine biology, ecology, conservation and so much more. And we get you out there: OSU’s biology major offers field, clinical and laboratory research experiences that will complement your studies in the classroom.
Why get a biology degree?
As a biology major, you’ll be trained for life science careers ranging from human/animal health to conservation, science education and public policy. Thinking about grad school? You’ll be well prepared for graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools including medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others.
With eight options and a wealth of electives, OSU’s biology major offers you a curriculum that is interdisciplinary, comprehensive and career-focused.