Two degrees are offered in biology (B.S. and B.A.). The B.S. is more stringent in biology and supporting field requirements than the B.A. Both degrees prepare students for a variety of health career fields (including medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, chiropractic medicine, podiatry, and physician assistant) as well as non-health careers and graduate studies in ecology, animal behavior, evolutionary biology, immunology, reproductive biology, parasitology, botany, plant pathology, genetics, systematics, conservation biology, wildlife biology, physiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.
Students interested in majoring in biology should arrange a visit with the department chair to discuss their program of study. Students who wish to meet Nebraska certification regulations for secondary teaching of biology should consult the current handbook of the education department.