Biology

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.

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TWU biology lab granted patent for anti-cancer compounds

A Texas Woman’s University biology team, led by associate professor Michael Bergel, Ph.D., has been issued a patent for three compounds that prevent the growth of human breast, lung and colon cancer cells.

Celebrating 100 years of women in STEM graphic
2020 marks the centennial anniversary of Biology, Chemistry & Physics at Texas Woman's University.

Why Study Biology at TWU?

We've moved!

Scientific Research Commons (SRC) building
The Biology Department is now located on the 3rd floor of the newly completed Scientific Research Commons (SRC) building on the corner of Bell Ave. and Texas St. Photo by Nathaniel Mills.

Career Outlook

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 
Microbiologists $67,550  bachelor's 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

Page last updated 1:40 PM, November 10, 2020