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Prospective Students

Undergraduate Program

Many Biology majors at TCU are interested in attending medical, dental, or some other health professions school (more information is available at TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Institute . Other students are interested in careers in academia or simply want to learn more about the exciting work going on in biology.

The Department of Biology offers two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS).  Both 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 subdisciplines of biology after first receiving a comprehensive overview of the field.

Please click our subpage links for more information about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.

Additional information on biology coursework, the course schedule for fall and spring semesters, the advising guide, and research opportunities can also be found on the subpage links.

The hallmarks of the biology program include:

  1. Extensive interactions between faculty and students that result from the fact that faculty teach all upper-level lectures and laboratories
  2. Excellent facilities, which have benefited from a multi-million dollar renovation of Winton Scott Hall
  3. Research opportunities in which undergraduates work directly with faculty

Please let us know if we can provide any additional information to help you in your academic pursuit.