Biology Instructional Office Degree Plans


You may consult the Degree Checklist and the Interactive Degree Audit for each of these degree plans.

B.S.A. in Biology

This degree provides a well-rounded education in natural sciences with room to explore other interests in the humanities. The Bachelor of Science and Arts permits students to take advanced courses from a broad spectrum of the biological sciences, including:

  • Cellular, developmental and molecular biology
  • Genetics, genomics, and computational biology
  • Physiology, neuroscience, and behavior
  • Ecology, evolution, and biodiversity

The emphasis on a balanced program of study between biology courses enables students to explore additional academic interests from across the University. This degree prepares students for a variety of careers including, but not limited to, the health professions, business, law, and academia.

Faculty Advisor:

Martha Maas

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction


B.S. in Biology, Option: Teaching

This option is designed to fulfill course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas. Students choose composite science certification under biology as the primary teaching field or life science certification. Students are advised in the UTeach Natural Sciences Advising Center in PAI 4.02.

Bioscience majors interested in teaching without choosing the Teaching option degree can pursue a UTeach Certificate.

Faculty Advisor:
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Ruth E. Buskirk

  • Professor of Instruction

Faculty Advisor for Departmental Honors in any of the above degree plans:
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Ruth E. Buskirk

  • Professor of Instruction

Faculty Advisors for B.S. in Biology, Honors (Dean's Scholars):
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Arturo De Lozanne

  • Associate Professor
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
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Arlen W. Johnson

  • Professor

Honors in Biology

For more information about honors in Biology please click the link below.