Whether you're interested in medicine, biologically relevant research, management of natural resources or teaching, a biological sciences degree provides a solid foundation for your future.
Gain a broad education in the sciences by studying the wonder and complexity of life on Earth to better understand the world we live in. You'll become empowered to confront issues of the ever-increasing complexity of medical care, environmental deterioration, bioethics, agricultural economics, public health or biotechnology.
Learn valuable research skills as an undergraduate with opportunities to participate and explore your interests.
Get laboratory and practical experiences in the areas that will assist you in your career goals.
Gain exposure to different areas through our diversity of coursework within the field of biology.
Enjoy peer-led team learning experiences in one of the university's most challenging, yet rewarding, majors.
What You’ll Study
Expand upon your knowledge of biological principles with foundations in biology and chemistry, ecology and evolution, cellular and molecular biology, and fundamental genetics. Tailor your course of study to suit your career goals, whether that is medicine, teaching, biotechnology or environmental and conservation fields.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Forensic Scientist
- Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist
Job Titles of Alumni
- Medical Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Registered Nurse
- Research Assistant
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $63,425
- Public Health
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
- Greenville Health System
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Lexington Medical Center
- Thermo Fisher Scientific