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Columbia College Bachelor's in Biology

Learn about the basic physical, chemical, and biological systems common to all living organisms through the Bachelor's in Biology degree program.

Explore biology at Columbia College

With a degree in biology from Columbia College, you’ll have a foundational understanding of natural sciences plus the critical thinking and laboratory skills needed to evaluate scientific issues.

The biology field is growing. As scientific knowledge expands, there is an increasing demand for students who can apply scientific methods, test hypotheses and work efficiently in either a laboratory setting or in the field.

In courses ranging from general biology and chemistry, to genetics and cellular biology, you’ll develop an understanding of the complexity of living organisms. Working closely with expert professors, you’ll gain the research background and analytical skills to thrive in a variety of careers, including graduate and professional schools.

Opportunities to study:

  • Genetic inheritance
  • Cellular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Organismal biology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Research design

Prepare for a career of lifelong learning

Your passion for the life sciences opens the door to rewarding careers in cutting-edge fields including laboratory research, microbiology, food science, healthcare, environmental sciences and more.

The biology program prepares you to apply critical thinking skills, analyze data, evaluate conclusions and interact with other professionals via written reports and verbal presentations. Students seeking a career in health-related fields graduate with the knowledge they need to be successful in graduate degree programs.

Some possible paths include:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Graduate student
  • Researcher
  • Scientific Writer
  • Clinical Support Staff

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Find your path

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 58 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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