Internationally recognized research projects and first-class instruction are the hallmarks of the biological sciences department.
What to Expect
You will develop a broad base of skills in chemistry, plant and animal science, cellular and molecular biology, ecology and evolution. You will experience lecture-style courses with supplemental laboratories to gain additional hands-on experience. You can also elect to get involved in field research and field classes.
In addition to the challenging standard curriculum, biological sciences majors have the opportunity to be exposed to an unusually strong core of marine sciences.
With almost 50 teaching and research professors, as well as adjunct faculty members, the Department of Biological Sciences provides the expertise, modern facilities and flexible curriculum needed to train students in many fields of biology.
The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a bachelor's degree in biological sciences:
- General Chemistry I and II
- Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and I
- Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
- Elementary Statistics
- General Physics I and II
- Ecology and Evolution
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Fundamental Genetics
Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers both master's and doctorate-level degrees in biological sciences.
Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.
Learn more about the Graduate School, degree options, and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.