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The Undergraduate Program

The Faculty of Biological Science offers an undergraduate degree program designed to give a breadth of knowledge that prepares graduates to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing science. Degree requirements are purposefully flexible to provide students with numerous career choices in biology, allied health fields, and professional or graduate schools. Major course work combined with studies in the university-wide Tulsa Curriculum give students the background required to excel in writing, reasoning, and achievement capabilities, and to adjust to the complexity of modern society and its component technologies. The department offers master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in addition to bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees.

Prospective students in biological science should be aware of the department's many advantages. The program offers (1) a personalized advising system that is available to each freshman when enrollment at the university is completed, (2) small classes in lectures and laboratories, (3) easy access to all professors, and (4) high quality student peers. Furthermore, research opportunities allow undergraduate students to work directly in the laboratory with the professor of their choice. Departmental chapters of Beta Beta Beta (biology honorary society) and Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-med fraternity) provide student members with a variety of experiences enhancing both their education and career advancement. Weekly seminars feature speakers on diverse topics of biological interest. 

Following a comprehensive set of core courses, undergraduate students may choose from a number of elective major courses including advanced genetics, microbiology, immunology, cellular physiology, comparative physiology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, vertebrate embryology, histology, plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant systematics, evolution, invertebrate zoology, parasitology, population ecology, community ecology, and senior research.

The strength of this program has resulted in a high acceptance rate of students who apply to graduate or professional schools. In addition, our programs educate students in modern techniques, giving graduates the competitive edge required for positions in genetics laboratories, in vitro fertilization facilities, public health organizations, or scientific equipment companies.

Our graduates have entered advanced degree programs in medicine or research at Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, Michigan State University, University of Southern California, Baylor University, University of Colorado, and many other outstanding graduate and professional schools. In addition, our graduates have achieved considerable success in various areas of medicine, veterinary medicine, environmental science, genetic research, and other areas of biological science, both theoretical and applied.

The Office of Admissions at The University of Tulsa provides additional information regarding application and enrollment. These resources can be accessed "online."

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or The Office of Admissions can be reached at 918-631-2307.