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Academics at USC Aiken

Biology and Geology

About Biology at USC Aiken

The Department of Biology and Geology offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, as well as a more specialized Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Environmental Remediation and Restoration.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree may do so using informal advisement tracks in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Environmental Science, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, or General Biology.

The department also offers a minor in Geology, in addition to coursework transferable into a Geology major.

Research Opportunities

An important component of the USC Aiken Biology degree program is our undergraduate research experience.  Although all biology majors must complete at least one semester conducting original research, it is not uncommon for our students to complete multiple semesters in the research laboratory working alongside our faculty on a mentored research project.

The biology faculty conduct research in wide-ranging areas including biochemistry, developmental biology, ecology, environmental toxicology, fisheries biology, genetics, molecular biology, and immunology.

Learn more about research programs offered by the department

Our library resources for Biology are updated yearly and currently hold approximately 40 journal subscriptions and hundreds of books on a wide variety of Biology-related topics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a major in Biology are prepared to enter graduate or professional school or to gain employment that requires a high quality education in a liberal arts and sciences setting. Typical careers chosen by our graduates are those related to medicine and health, the environment, teaching, marine or wildlife resources, and industry.

You can find more information about career options by visiting What Can I Do With This Major?

USC Aiken Career Services offers numerous resources which provide more information about career opportunities for students in this major.

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