Biology Major

Biology is the fascinating exploration of the nature and processes of living systems.

Choose Your Program

Biology majors select from a range of concentrations, including cell and molecular biology, functional biology of animals, organismal biology and ecology, and secondary school biology.

  • The cell and molecular biology concentration provides background for advanced studies in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and diverse fields that involve molecular tools in research. This concentration is also excellent preparation for professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, or for a career in biology education, biomedical research or fields that integrate biology with other disciplines such as business or law. You can view degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • The functional biology of animals concentration is designed to give you an understanding of animal physiology consistent with the expectations of medical and dental education programs, veterinary medicine programs, anatomy and physiology graduate programs, or a career in research (as a clinical or basic science research technician). This concentration is also an option if you are interested in medically related fields. You can view degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • The organismal biology and ecology concentration prepares you for advanced studies in botany, zoology, conservation biology or ecology, and/or career opportunities in environmental education, government environmental regulatory agencies and the private sector. You can view degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • The secondary school biology concentration prepares you to teach biology in grades 7-12 through the innovative Towson UTeach. The field intensive curriculum allows you to complete both a bachelor’s degree and all coursework for middle and high school teacher certification in four years. View the degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Why Towson University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes with exceptional student-faculty interaction and opportunities to conduct hands-on research
  • state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including outdoor laboratory space in the Glen Arboretum — 12 acres of woods on campus used for scientific exploration — and the Field Station — 223 wooded acres in northern Baltimore County
  • active chapter of the Beta, Beta, Beta (TriBeta) Biological Honor Society
  • proximity and connections to research giants, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health along the Baltimore/Washington corridor