Biology from Columbus State University is a Campus Bachelor Biology degree that prepares you for a Science career. The BS degree in biology represents the most appropriate preparation for those who wish to pursue post-graduate studies. The curriculum is built on a strong core in science with studies that explore the breadth and some of the depth of biology. The BS program provides the opportunity for each student to complete a required undergraduate research project. Students who are interested in entering graduate school, dental school, medical school, or a school of veterinary medicine, or who want a sound, comprehensive degree are urged to consider the BS degree . Learning by doing is the preferred teaching mode in the Department of Biology. There are opportunities to become involved in field or laboratory projects. The university is located in a unique ecological region of the southeast, and as a result opportunities in environmental biology are common. Labs have been equipped to explore new techniques in molecular and cellular biology. Our faculty represent a well-qualified and balanced diversity of the biological sub-fields, are eclectic in their interests, and work exceptionally well with one another and with students. As a community of learners we believe in high standards, hard work, and having fun! Special academic advisors are available to work with biology majors whose academic concentrations are in pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary medicine. To officially declare one of these concentrations, an entering student must have: a minimum SAT total score of 1000 or a minimum ACT composite score of 22 a minimum high school grade point average of 3.00 completed college preparatory curriculum requirements (Georgia high school graduates) Students not meeting these requirements may meet with pre-medical advisors for advice, but will be officially assigned to BS advisor until they have: completed 30 semester hours completed CHEM 1211, CHEM 1212 (including labs), COMM 1110, and STAT 1127 maintained a minimum institutional grade point average of 3.00 Pre-veterinary medicine students must pursue the BS in biology; students with concentrations in pre-dentistry or pre-medicine may pursue either the BA or BS in biology. A special advisor has also been assigned to work with biology majors with a pre-pharmacy concentration. These students are assigned as BA in biology majors. Some students complete a four-year degree while others transfer to a pharmacy school after two or three years. There are no additional academic criteria for entrance into this concentration. As its mission the Department of Biology at Columbus State University is concerned with: undergraduate education and research in biology graduate education and research in biology, science education, and environmental science service to our geographic region in biology science education, and environmental science sustenance of a community of scholars engaged in developing the ways of knowing, habits of the mind, and operational skills characteristic of capable biologists Expected Outcomes Graduates will be able to: apply knowledge from mathematics, statistics, physical science, and chemistry to biological understanding develop an understanding of biological theory, concepts, and skills in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, organismic biology, ecology, population biology, and evolution think both individually and as members of collaborative groups, with a deliberate awareness of the process of critical thinking employ critical thinking to formulate questions and synthesize answers respect and enjoy the pursuit of knowledge and rational thought place biological understanding into historical and contemporary contexts appreciate and assess social implications of biological knowledge demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for codes of conduct valued by most scientists communicate effectively by listening, speaking, reading, and writing apply appropriate communications technology apply technology and scientific method to biological inquiry assess opportunities and make personal decisions about career and life goals View more details on Columbus State University . Ask your questions and apply online for this program or find other related Biology courses.