At the Texas Woman's University Department of Biology, our goal is to promote a thorough understanding of the processes of life, its evolution and its diversity. We prepare students for careers, advanced graduate studies or professional training in the biological sciences.
Why Study Biology at TWU?
- Labs and facilities that offer hands-on experience, including the TWU herbarium and butterfly garden.
- Dedicated support and mentorship from and for women in the biological sciences.
- A supportive, student-focused environment featuring social events, student organizations and honors programs.
- On-campus events and seminars that cover a broad range of research topics.
- Unlimited opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research under the guidance of experienced faculty with diverse interests and specialties.
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- Bachelor of science (B.S.) in biology
- Bachelor of science (B.S.) in biology with teacher certification - Prospective educators may choose fromthree degree tracks:
- Grades 4-8 science
- Grades 7-12 composite science
- Grades 7-12 life science
- Bachelor of science (B.S.) in medical technology
- For non-majors, we also offer minors in biology and general science.
Our bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs provide a foundation for success in a number of professional fields. Whether your interests lie in research, education, forensic science, healthcare, biotechnology, zoology or environmental conservation, a biology degree from Texas Woman's University will prepare you for the rewarding career of your choice.
|Occupation||2016 Median Salary||Entry Level Education|
|Agricultural and food scientists||$62,470||bachelor's degree|
|Biochemists and biophysicists||$82,150||doctoral or professional degree|
|Biological technicians||$41,650||bachelor's degree|
|Conservation scientists and foresters||$60,220||bachelor's degree|
|Environmental scientists and specialists||$67,460||bachelor's degree|
|Forensic science technicians*||$56,320||bachelor's degree|
|High school teachers||$57,200||bachelor's degree and state-issued certification or license|
|Kindergarten and elementary teachers||$54,550||bachelor's degree and state-issued certification or license|
|Medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians*||$50,550||bachelor's degree and a certification or license|
|Medical scientists||$82,240||doctoral or professional degree|
|Middle school teachers||$55,860||bachelor's degree and state-issued certification or license|
|Professor or postsecondary teachers**||$72,470||master's or doctoral degree|
|Zoologists and wildlife biologists||$59,680||bachelor's degree|
*Job outlook for 2014-24 rated as much faster than average.
** Job outlook for 2014-24 rated as faster than average.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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