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Biology, Bachelor of Science

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biology program at CSU Pueblo prepares students for a career in research, health care, environmental protection, education, graduate or medical school, among other career options.

Students in the Biology program can specialize in their field of interest through emphasis areas in Basic Biology, Biology Secondary Certification, Biology/Chemistry Double Major, Biomedical Sciences, Cellular & Molecular Biosciences, and Environmental Biosciences.

As a highly diverse program at CSU Pueblo, the field of biology is enormous, with many subfields. Some areas pertain to biomedical sciences such as pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine animals, while others are focused on environmental biology, especially regional field biology.

The programs provide students with a versatile background with many career and educational opportunities. Whatever your passion, the field of Biology has an emphasis for you!

Emphasis Areas

"The biology program helps students learn how to make predictions, conduct research, and deliver presentations as students work to uncover the fundamental mysteries of life as a biology major. "

- Dr. Jeff Smith, Chair of the Department of Biology

Frequently Asked Questions

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    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH A BIOLOGY DEGREE?

    A degree in Biology is designed to be completed in four years. The degree requires the accumulation of 121 credit hours. For students completing in four years, the schedule usually involves 30 credit hours per academic year or 15 hours per semester. Some students finish more quickly by taking additional courses in the summer. Others with demanding work or family commitments may take longer to finish.

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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information. 

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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR MY BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly to ensure your aid and bill look correct. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753 email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins. 

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