Biology

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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?

Degree Programs

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Undergraduate

Graduate

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 licenseĀ 
Professor or postsecondary teachers** $72,470  master's or doctoral degreeĀ 
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 4:39 PM, October 4, 2017