Studying the Diverse Fields of Biology

Biology is the study of the organization and operation of life at cellular, organismal, and population levels. An understanding of biology leads to an appreciation of the complexity of the world of life and the role that human beings have within it. The department provides courses in biology that serve the needs of the general student as well as those specializing in the field. Students who concentrate in biology can design their programs to be the focus of a broad and liberal education, to prepare for graduate studies in a sub-discipline, to become certified as a secondary biology teacher, or to obtain pre-professional training in medicine, dentistry, and other health-related fields.

Student studying bones in a biology lab at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Student listening to faculty member in a biology lab at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Biology Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Catalog Description
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or graduate and professional training in a sub-discipline of biology. The five core biology courses in the Bachelor of Science program provide a wide breadth of preparation for more advanced coursework chosen by students to meet their individual needs and interests.

Learn more about the Honors program this degree program offers.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

Catalog Description
This program is designed to provide students with a background in human-related biology courses as the focus of broad and liberal education and in preparation for entrance into a variety of professional programs for healthcare providers.

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Catalog Description
Students in this program are exposed to state-of-the-art molecular techniques, and students completing this program will be highly qualified to seek employment at academic, industrial, or government laboratories engaged in molecular biology endeavors, or to pursue graduate and professional studies.

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology

Catalog Description
Students in this program will be exposed to wildlife management methods, field techniques, and theoretical studies of wildlife species, populations, and communities. Wildlife biologists will ultimately be responsible for the study and management of animal and plant populations within the state, national, and possibly international borders.


Pre-Professional Programs

Biology Master’s Degree

What will your experience as a biology major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Download the map and start charting your course to success.

Georgina Brown

Georgina Brown
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 2020

Georgina collaborated with faculty on important research projects – she and Dr. Sucic studied the ability of older adults to recover from exercise. The experience led her to enroll with the MSU College of Human Medicine for medical school. She says: “I think a lot of college students can be afraid to talk to their professors…they don’t want to feel dumb for asking a question. I really liked that my professors encouraged me whenever I asked questions. I think that really contributed to my success as a student.”

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and book an appointment today.

In addition to academic advising, the College of Arts & Sciences provides extensive career advising services to help you define a clear path for your career. Contact Myesha Cannon through Handshake to schedule your career coaching appointment.

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