Degree offered: Bachelor of Science
Minor offered: Biology
Students major in Biology for four reasons: they want to get a masters or doctoral degree in a biological field; they want to be licensed to teach biology (see licensure programs); they wish to pursue a professional career (see Pre-Health Professional Programs); or they wish to seek employment at the bachelor’s level. If any of these careers interest you, rigorous education with a bachelor’s degree in biology is important. Ohio Dominican University offers a diverse and flexible major in biology. Two main tracts exist within the biology major; one leading to graduate or professional school and one leading to bachelor’s level employment. Both of these tracts fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology outlined below. Students wishing to enter professional or graduate school after graduation from Ohio Dominican University; however, are advised to take additional courses in chemistry and physics to fulfill the admission requirements of these schools. Both of these tracts can be shaped to give students the best possible training to enter the field of their choice after graduation from Ohio Dominican University. The ultimate course decision, within the requirements for the biology major is the responsibility of the student.
Three teaching licensures in the natural sciences are available at Ohio Dominican University. These include those listed above as well as:
These all include a common core of science courses and an emphasis on pedagogical techniques. The three licensures are designed so a student may move from one teaching major to another with ease. This allows the student to nuance his/her program as maturity within the field develops.