The completion of the course of study for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will prepare a student for professional schools of dentistry, medicine, ocupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic, physician's assistant, and veterinary medicine as well as prepare a student for admission to graduate schools of biology. In addition, the department offers a prescribed program of courses for students who wish to become certified as secondary-level biology teachers.

Graduates with a Biology degree are expected to:

  • Possess an awareness of nature, its laws and its impact on humans;
  • Integrate science and technology into their daily activities;
  • Properly collect and analyze data through critical thinking;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in their chosen field;
  • Possess a basic knowledge of their subject matter.

In order to emphasize the concepts and principles that underlie the topics covered by the department, laboratory investigations are utilized with lectures, discussions, library work, and individual research projects. Independent study and directed laboratory research are available in connection with some courses. Lectures and seminars are sponsored by the department to complement the curricular programs.

Other Biology-related Programs.

For more on preprofessional tracks in the sciences click here.
Students may also consider a Nursing major at Newberry College.  For more information on Nursing click here.

Newberry College has a dual-degree program with the Duke University in Forestry and Environmental Management (click here for details).

Students who attend three years at Newberry College receive a B.S. degree in Biology from Newberry College upon successful completion of one year at the other institution and a degree from the cooperating university or institution after completion of the specialized degree program.