Called To Learn.

Our core curriculum provides courses in the biological sciences and undergraduate-level training for students planning to pursue careers in biological science, health related science, and science education.

The undergraduate program offers tracks in Pre‑Med, Pre‑Dentistry, Pre‑Pharmacy, Pre‑Physical Therapy, Pre‑Veterinary Medicine, Pre‑Occupational Therapy, Pre‑Environmental Biology, and Cellular or Molecular Biology. Additionally, we have a standard Biological Sciences Major that can be modified to fit your needs and interests.

Program Overview


Most students find our degree fits into the standard 4-year plan.

Delivery Method

This program is delivered in a traditional in-person format for the bulk of the courses. Select courses are offered virtually or hybrid (with a mixture of in-person and virtual class meetings).

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

To major in Biology, a student must meet admission criteria for the University. A student who wishes to participate in Biology's Direct Admission agreement with the University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, should speak with the department chair, Dr. Jessica Brook.

Career Outlooks

With a degree in biology, the career paths are limitless:

  • Medical Field
  • Laboratory Settings
  • Education
  • Forensics
  • Zoologist
  • Environmental Preservation
  • Plant, Animal, and Medical Research
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Conservation

Just to name a few!

Set Yourself Apart

  • Small classes and labs of generally 20 students or less
  • Mostly in-person classes
  • Individual student advisement every trimester
  • Students have use of the medical school’s cadaver lab
  • Hands-on field trips
  • Accelerated admission to select WCU graduate programs
  • Preferred admission to select WCU graduate programs
  • Pre-SOMA and Pre-PT clubs
  • Work-study opportunities
  • On average, 85% of reported applicants to medically-related graduate programs are accepted

You've got questions - We've got answers!

No matter what career path you have in mind in, the Biology department can provide a state-of- the-art approach to undergraduate biological education. Click the link below to receive more information and connect with our Department Chair would love to chat with you about making sure you’re on the best path for your future career goals.