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Biological Science is a broad life science degree. Biological Science majors learn about animals, plants, and microscopic organisms. Courses to expect for this major include Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, General Ecology, General Genetics, and Cell and Molecular Biology, as well as a choice among specialized, upper-division courses.

Career Options

Biological Science graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or professional programs, such as medical school or veterinary school. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • • Biotechnology
    • Conservation Biology
    • Education
    • Environmental Management
    • Health Care
    • Industry
    • Medicine
    • Politics and Policy
    • Research


Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BS - Biology
BS - Environmental Biology
Option - Pre-Healthcare
Option - Secondary Teacher Certification


A minor in Biological Science is designed to provide students with a broad background in the life sciences. Courses include Introductory Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, General Genetics, General Ecology, and Evolution.

For minor requirements, please visit the Office of Registrar.


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Integrative Biology Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar! OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

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Integrative Biology
501 Life Sciences West
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078



114 Life Sciences East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078