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.
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.
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.
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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