Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Want a degree that can prepare you for an exciting career in a vast number of innovative fields? A biology B.A. offers paths to the fascinating worlds of ecology, conservation, biomedical engineering and more.

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Life starts here.

Biology is the study of all living things, from a microscopic organism to the largest marine creature. This field is diverse and career options abound – from the lab to the sea and from the classroom to the zoo.

The B.A. in biology at ACU was designed with this versatility in mind; we offer a variety of degree and concentration options to best suit your career and educational goals. With a B.A. degree in biology from ACU, you will have everything you need to pursue advanced degrees and rewarding careers microbiology, nutrition, genetics or a number of other exciting fields. This biology bachelor’s degree includes 56 credit hours of university requirements, 55 total major hours and 17 elective hours. Discover the future the B.A. biology could create for you!

Dr. Rebecca Hunter

Dr. Rebecca Hunter has traveled to many places in her search for learning.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Biologist
  • Biological Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Ecologist
  • Medical School

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Biology majors take their studies from the classroom into the field of biological sciences through medical missions, numerous field trips, research opportunities and service experiences including:

  • Research
  • Medical missions
  • Service
  • Body & Soul Program (mentoring)
Student providing medical assistance with in the field training

Degree Details

Biology, BS/BA (BIOL)


General Biology, BA (BIOL-BIOA)

Health Professions, BS (BIOL-BIOH)

Health Professions Cooperative, BS (BIOL-HPCO)

Cellular/Molecular Biology, BS (BIOL-BICM)

Organismal Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOO)

Wildlife Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOW)

Pre-Veterinary Medicine, BS (BIOL-BIOV)

High School Teacher Certification - Composite Sciences, BS (BIOT-BTCS)

High School Teacher Certification - Life Science, BS (BIOT-BIOT)

General Biology, BS (BIOL-BIOG)

Required Hours

*Based on track selection

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours (Choice of 7 tracks) + Electives: 3-13 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

Example Coursework


Cell Biology



Minor Available:




Application Deadlines

Early Action: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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