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College of Science & Engineering

Department of Biology

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Majors & Minors

Many biology majors at TCU are interested in attending medical, dental, or some other health professions school. Other students are interested in careers in academia or simply want to apply biology within relevant industries.

The hallmarks of the biology program include:

  • A committment to the teacher-scholar model in which faculty actively conduct research and incorporate the scientific discovery process into their courses.
  • Faculty teach all upper-level lectures and laboratories resulting in extensive interactions between faculty and students.
  • Opportunities for undergraduate students to work with faculty on a variety of research projects.

The Department of Biology offers two undergraduate degrees and a minor. Both the BS and BA degrees have four required courses (Introductory Biology I; Introductory Biology II; Ecology and the Environment; and Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology), followed by upper-level biology electives, thus allowing students to focus on different sub disciplines of biology after first receiving a comprehensive overview of the field.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Courses & Requirements


Courses and Requirements


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