B.A. or B.S. in Biology
A major in biology provides a strong foundation and maximizes student choice to prepare you for your future.
Two degrees offered to suit your needs:
- B.A. for students desiring a traditional liberal arts education or would like to double major in another discipline.
- B.S. for students interested in pursuing an advanced degree or for students interested in applying to professional school (medical school, veterinary school, etc.).
5 core courses in diverse backgrounds for a strong foundation in biology:
- Introduction to Molecular and Cell Biology
- Introduction to Organisms and Ecology
- Cell Biology
Wide selection of upper level courses to tailor your own degree.
Flexibility to double major or add a minor in another discipline.
Hands-on experiential learning in updated labs with modern equipment.
Small class sizes.
Dedicated and knowledgeable instructors will guide you on your path.
- All have a PhD or MD degree
- Expertise in diverse scientific disciplines.
- Otterbein University has a 12:1 faculty to student ratio
On your academic journey –
- You have the ability to design and conduct an independent research project with faculty members.
- You can embark on immersive field courses and learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Suggested Courses of Study
|Student Learning Outcomes||University Learning Goals (KMERI*)|
|Students will be able to define and explain major concepts in the fields of Biology and/or Earth Science.||Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Responsible, Inquisitive|
|Students will be able to effectively express scientific concepts or results in oral and written forms.||Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Responsible, Inquisitive|
|Students will be able to think critically and solve problems by employing the scientific method.||Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive|
|Students will develop laboratory and research skills.||Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Inquisitive|
|Students will be able to work cooperatively while simultaneously becoming strong independent learners.||Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive|
*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for Knowledgeable, Multi-literate, Engaged, Responsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.