Biology involves the study of living organisms, including their structure, function, evolution, distribution, and relationships. If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, research scientist, field biologist, molecular biologist, middle or high school science teacher, natural resource manager, or are just interested in learning about living organisms, then majoring in Biology would be an ideal choice for you.

Biology can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:

1. 4 years of math in high school
2. An A or B in high school biology
3. A Math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
4. A strong work ethic
5. A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking
6. Strong writing and organizational skills

Once you have graduated with a biology degree from UTC, you have various choices depending on your interests. Many of our graduates choose to attend graduate school (in biology, biomedicine, environmental science), medical school, dental school, veterinary school, optometry school, pharmacy school, or to receive physician assistant training. Others go immediately into a job as a field or laboratory biologist or teacher. The program in Biology at UTC is designed to prepare students for success in all of these careers.

For more information about the degree options in Biology or about Graduate School, Preparation for Health Careers, Preparation for Applying to Medical/Dental/Pharmacy School, or Pre-Professional Advising go to the department website at

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