Bachelor of Science

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Program Information

Bachelor of Science

College of Arts & Sciences

Mathematics & Sciences


Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years full-time

Cost per credit hour: $333

Full-time Tuition: $3,996/semester

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The Study of Life

The biological sciences offer a broad range of coursework and opportunities for students. The biology major starts with a collection of central biology courses then students branch out their studies through the a wide variety of advanced biological topics offered such as: plants, animals, ecology, physiology, anatomy, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology and evolution.


As a biology major, you may take classes such as:

  • Advanced Genetics
  • Animal Behavior
  • Plant Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Protein Misfolding and Human Disease
  • Immunology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
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Secondary Education Track

Students who wish to teach biology in middle school or high school can choose the teaching certificate track. You will take teacher training courses in addition to your subject classes. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the state of Mississippi.

Career Outlook


Median national salary for Biological Technicians according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.