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Our Biology Major

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of life. Biologists examine living organisms and learn how they grow, operate, function and develop.

With this knowledge base, biologists have the opportunity to improve lives through work in research, medicine or education.


What makes Walsh's Biology undergraduate program unique?

  • Faculty with Experience.Each of our Ph.D. Biology faculty members specialize in their areas of expertise. They are excellent teachers and competent researchers.
  • Diverse Course Offering. Biology majors choose from a wide assortment of electives that satisfy their personal and professional interests.
  • Early Research Opportunities.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Biology major involves 32 semester hours of required coursework and laboratory experience. All Biology majors must complete either Calculus I or Elementary Functions I and II. Other classes required in the Biology undergraduate program include:

  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Research
  • Physics

Students also can select electives covering specialized topics, such as Immunology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Comparative Anatomy, Botany, Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution and Parasitology. These courses enhance the foundational knowledge needed for graduate programs.