Bachelor of Science in Biology Lamar University


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Program Description

As the study of life, biology requires a thorough understanding of the underlying chemical and physical principles governing all life processes. The Lamar University Bachelor of Science in Biology program will equip you to enter the professions of medicine, dentistry or other related career paths. You'll be equally prepared for environmental or biotechnology-related careers in various governmental agencies, private companies or academia.

Why Study Biology at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Lamar University offers seven concentrations: cellular and molecular biology, ecology, aquatic biology, vertebrate or invertebrate zoology, pre-health professional and pre-medical technology.

As part of your degree program, you will spend a significant amount of your educational time in the laboratory or field. By practicing methods and techniques, you can engage in internal research projects or be competitive for external summer research internships. After graduation, you can effectively compete for jobs or move into a graduate or professional program.

Courses You May Take

Microbiology: You'll learn about microorganisms with emphasis on those of medical significance and problems of personal and community health.

General Botany: This course serves as an introduction to plant structure and function with emphasis on the seed plants.

Genetics: This is a course on the general principles of heredity, including human inheritance.

Molecular Biology: You'll understand the concepts and applications of procedures for isolation and identification of components found in cells. This course also addresses structure and function of proteins and nucleic acids as well as the roles of these molecules in important biochemical processes.

Organic Chemistry I: This course focuses on current theories and chemical principles as they relate to the field of structure and reaction of the various types of organic compounds.

Career Paths

The study of biology at Lamar University includes coursework in botany, zoology, human anatomy and microbiology. You might complete an undergraduate degree in biology to prepare for a graduate program that leads to a career as a physician, veterinarian, pharmacist or physical therapist. You could also complete the four-year degree to excel in your existing career. However you choose to reach it, earning a BS in biology can lead to a number of different career paths.

Primary Careers

Lab Technician, Diagnostician, Pre-Med or Pre-Vet, Biology Teacher

Career Areas

  • Science education
  • Health sciences
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Forensics
  • Environmental sciences

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees

$22,734.00 (16,90,709) per year

USD $11,367 for 12 plus hours




College of Arts and Sciences

Carl Parker Building, Room 203,



77710, United States

Entry requirement for international students

If you are an international student who has never been enrolled at a post-secondary college or university, you must submit all required documents and show evidence of a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all secondary school work.

English language requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Total: 71
  • TOEFL Computer Based Total: 197
  • TOEFL Paper Based Total: 527
  • IELTS Total: 6.0

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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