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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Explore the Living World

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Be Surrounded by Opportunities

If you're fascinated by living things, you’re in the right place.

Some biology majors want to apply their knowledge to environmental activism; others want to research their countless questions in lab settings; others want to pursue further schooling to become doctors. Whatever you want to do, all biology majors are connected by one thing: curiosity. You’re fascinated by the world around you, and you want to find out as much as you can to satisfy your interest. In your courses, you’ll deepen your understanding of biology and engage in practical experiences to prepare for life after graduation.

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Cultivate Your Learning

You’ll engage in hands-on experiences, learning out in UW-Green Bay’s natural areas and in labs to facilitate your understanding of biology.

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Keep Asking Questions

Join fellow students and work with researchers studying the behavior of birds on Cat Island, antibiotic resistance, public health emergencies and more.

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Plant Seeds For Success

Whether you want to become a doctor or a veterinarian or a marine biologist, we’re committed to helping you figure out your career path.

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Customize your academic plan by focusing on one of our emphases. These tracks will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields like resource management, fisheries and wildlife biology, health sciences, genetics, microbiology, science communications and education.

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Get a Jump

Earn graduate credits by enrolling in one of our accelerated tracks.

Get a head start on your career with our accelerated tracks in Animal Biology and Ecology and Conservation. You'll earn graduate credits as an undergraduate, so you can graduate from grad school earlier.

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To make sure she was prepared to achieve her dream of being a marine biologist, Claire Stuart cast a wide net for fresh-water experiences as an undergrad research assistant. "That really introduced me to the world of research, and it was wonderful. Science is science. The patterns and protocols of research follow the same theme throughout. Jumping to saltwater was not a big deal at all." The experience she got as an undergrad at UW-Green Bay helped her land a job at NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to observe shrimp and reef fisheries primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.

Claire Stuart '20
Bachelor of Science in Biology

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