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Hardin-Simmons University Bachelor of Science in Biology
Hardin-Simmons University

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Abilene, USA

4 Years


Full time

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USD 29,526 / per year *


* full-time undergraduate tuition & fees; 12-17 hours per semester; does not include course-specific fees


A major in Biology prepares you for a wide variety of career options. You may choose one of our human health tracks and pursue entrance into allied health professional schools and graduate programs such as medical, dental, physician assistant, pharmacy, public health, physical or occupational therapy, optometry, chiropractic, and veterinary medicine. You may choose an organismal biology or ecology track and pursue careers or graduate studies in areas such as wildlife biology, conservation biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, and many other biology subdisciplines. Regardless of which track you choose to pursue, our faculty strives to ensure you will be well-prepared and equipped to begin your career or continue to your next step.

The learning outcomes and curriculum in Biology are designed around recommendations included in Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action, a report released by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The knowledge, competencies, and skills you will gain prepares you to pursue a career or further advanced study in biology.

At HSU you have the opportunity to study Biology in an environment enriched by Christian faith and values. The Biology faculty is dedicated to providing a challenging learning environment where you are encouraged to explore the connections between faith and science.

Mission and Learning Outcomes

The Mission of the Department of Biology is to provide quality science education and research experiences in our unique university environment. Our goals include:

  • Providing a foundation in biological principles for non-major students;
  • Modeling scientific teaching for 7-12 Life Sciences Education majors;
  • Preparing students for professional, pre-professional, or graduate education in the life sciences ranging from molecules to ecosystems.

Biology Program Learning Outcomes

  • Biology graduates will recognize core biological principles, including evolution, the relationship between structure and function, and information flow at all levels of biological organization.
  • Biology graduates will explain and apply the scientific method, including designing, experimenting, and analyzing data.
  • Biology graduates will analyze data, identify key results, and critically review primary scientific literature.
  • Biology graduates will communicate biological information in oral and written form.
  • Biology graduates will apply ethics to the daily practice of biology in research and medicine.



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