Program Overview

Biology is the science of life and life processes. As such, it encompasses the study of structure, function, growth, development, reproduction, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms. Biology is one of the fastest growing scientific fields. New emerging areas of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology make this an exciting area of study.

A degree in biology provides students with a variety of career opportunities. Job potentials range from applied or basic laboratory research and field studies in numerous state and federal organizations and industry, to education in public and private school systems. Furthermore, the degree provides the ideal preparation for entry into medical school, dental school, and veterinary school. Finally, a bachelor’s degree in biology provides a good foundation for advanced studies at the M.S. or Ph.D. level in biological sciences.

For basic course and career advisement, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Mrs. Jerria McCoy Thompson at (404) 413-5305 or Dr. Stephanie Gutzler, the Undergraduate Director at (404) 413-5437. The Undergraduate Coordinator periodically sends out informational emails regarding important dates, registration issues, research opportunities, etc. Students are encouraged to check their GSU email account periodically so as not to miss important information.