BS in Biology

Students interested in a career in biology or a related field are encouraged to earn at least a baccalaureate degree (BS). Many professions (e.g. pharmacy, medicine) require additional post-baccalaureate education. The Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree may be used for entry into a career or in preparation for post-baccalaureate (for masters and doctoral degrees) or professional (e.g. medical, dental) education.


The UVU Biology program offers a variety of courses that investigate the living world, including courses in biology, botany, ecology, genetics, human anatomy, human physiology, conservation biology, microbiology, zoology and others. A course of study may be designed to provide breadth in the life sciences or to prepare students for a specific area of biology.


Majors in Biology prepare for a wide variety of occupations in education, government, medicine, and research. The greatest demand for biology graduates is projected to occur in secondary education (middle and high school teachers), and health, environmental and biotechnology areas. Biology majors are employed in the following areas:

  1. Health related careers (hospitals, clinics or health departments)
  2. Technicians (biological, biomedical, genetic, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries)
  3. Sales and marketing (scientific, biomedical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and agricultural businesses)
  4. Research-related careers (university, museum, industry, medical and government agencies)
  5. Conservation biology and natural resource areas (non-profit and public agencies)
  6. State and federal agencies, (Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, EPA and BLM)
  7. Secondary education (requires teaching certificate)