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Biology major at Pitt State: what's it like?

Explore the mysteries of life! Through the Biology program at Pitt State, understand the natural world and how living organisms interact with their environment.

Gain hands-on experience through laboratory work and field studies.

Our Biology students have great attention to detail, analyzing data with precision and accuracy. They work alongside faculty, conducting research that may be published or presented at conferences.

Types of Biology

There are many different branches and subfields of biology! 

Pre-professional programs are designed to prepare you for a specific field of study in graduate school.

Maybe you are interested in fieldwork or conducting experiments in a lab. Concentrate your academic studies through one of the several emphases offered at Pitt State.

Biology degree jobs

Biologists choose from a wide range of career paths:

  • Research
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Management and Conservation
  • Education at the K-12 and University Levels
  • Education at Science Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Parks, and Nature Centers
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Politics and Policy
  • Business and Industry

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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