Major in Biology at Erskine!
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
Other graduates directly enter competitive job markets, pursuing careers such as:
- Wildlife biology
- Genetic technology
- Environmental management
I chose Biology because I would like to fulfill a career in medicine. I have gained skills in the lab and discovered that I’m very interested in chemistry. My experiences with Dr. Boyd and Dr. Hayden have made me realize how much I do enjoy it. After I graduate from Erskine, I would like to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.
– Aricka Moore, Biology major, class of 2026
I hope to attend medical school after college and one day become a physician. Studying biology helps me academically prepare for medical school. From my biology major and chemistry minor, I have gained a deeper understanding of both the human body and the natural world. This knowledge challenges me to be a better steward of the environment and to take part in its protection. My science classes teach me the beauty and wonder of God’s creation and the love and detail with which he made it.
– Ariel Bishop, Biology and History major, Chemistry and English minor, class of 2024
Degree Details: Earn a B.A. or a B.S. in Biology
Within the major, you can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.
- The B.A. degree 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. degree 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 program furthers your understanding of the world and prepares you for your future.
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“Field of Biology,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/biology/biology-field-of-degree.htm