Why Study Biology?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements:
38-41 hours
Required Courses: 63 hours
Upper-Division Applications Selectives:
9 hours
Electives: 7 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements

From the smallest molecules to the relationships within ecosystems, Biology examines the world within and around us to solve some of life’s greatest questions. With a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Governors State, students are prepared to solve heated issues in fields such as healthcare and climate change. An on-campus Biology Field Station provides a unique location for the study of terrestrial and aquatic ecology uniquely located at the intersection of urban suburban, and rural areas, while students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in the newly renovated Health, Science, and Technology to study life’s smallest organisms, down to the level of DNA.

 Systems and Communities

Just as ecosystems are interconnected, GSU’s Biology program recognizes that outreach plays a significant role in the university’s function, from local to international levels. Faculty and students coordinate community events such as an annual STEAM camp and at the university and frequent STEM events at local schools, as well as monthly science pub discussions open to the public at local restaurants.

 Upper-division biology students may participate in an annual summer study opportunity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or collaborate with faculty research efforts in China.  

Reach your career goals.

As a biology student, you are encouraged to focus your studies in your area of interest, tailoring your degree plan to your career ambitions. Job growth of 10% is anticipated over the next decade in the life, physical, and social science occupations, cited by

Honors-eligible freshmen majoring in Biology may elect to follow the Health and Life Sciences Pathway, a route designed prepare students to pursue the necessary graduate-level study required for competitive health fields.

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

If you are ready to take the next step, you can create an account and apply here, or simply request more information about the programs of your choice.

Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

Campus Location

Campus Location

If you have been wondering, "Where is Governors State University?" Learn more about our campus, and get directions to come visit us or take a virtual tour!

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