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Erskine’s biology major emphasizes discovery, scientific thinking, and the skills needed for your future career or graduate studies. Our graduates have a history of successfully entering a variety of professional and graduate programs, including medicine and human genetics, veterinary medicine, environmental law, and toxicology. Other graduates directly enter competitive job markets, pursuing careers such as wildlife biology, genetic technology, and environmental management.

Degree Details

Within the biology major, you can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.

  • The B.A. in Biology is ideal if you wish to enter environmental or health profession fields that do not require a doctoral degree, or if you intend to enter a science-related career such as teaching, law, or managerial, compliance, or quality assurance positions in science-related firms.
  • The B.S. in Biology prepares you for a career in scientific research, or for medical or graduate studies in biological sciences.

If you complete a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Biomedical Science, you will have a firm foundation for advanced studies in areas such as pharmacology, biomedical research, forensic science, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

The B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology, Environmental Science, and Wildlife Biology can prepare you for graduate studies in conservation biology, ecology, zoology/botany, wildlife management, and environmental science.

Erskine’s biology program furthers your understanding of the world and prepares you for your future.


Janice Haldeman

Professor Emerita of Biology

Professor Emerita of Biology B.S., Rollins College; M.A., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Clemson University


Al Mina

Professor of Biology

Professor of Biology B.S., Clemson University; M.D., Medical University of South Carolina Profile Al Mina, M.D., earned his B.S at Clemson University and his medical degree from MUSC in Charleston, completing his residency training in family medicine.…


Matthew Campbell

Associate Professor of Biology

Associate Professor of Biology B.S., College of William and Mary; M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Indiana University Profile Dr. Matthew Campbell earned a Ph.D. at Indiana University, an M.S. at the University of…


Naoma Nelsen

Associate Professor of Biology

Associate Professor of Biology B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Clemson University

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