To inquire about this program:
Dr. Julie Hall | 423.869.6421 | [email protected]
The biology program at LMU is a comprehensive four-year program with three tracks leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The Biology Track offers students a wide variety of life science and chemistry courses preparing them to enter the workforce or continue on to graduate school. The Biology Pre-medical Track focuses on preparing students to be competitive applicants to professional schools in the health professions fields. The Biology Secondary Education Track prepares students, in collaboration with the School of Education, for licensure to teach grades 6-12.
Across these tracks students have the opportunity to enroll in courses such as Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology. Concepts introduced in lectures are honed by engaging, hands-on experiences conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories in LMU’s Hamilton Math & Science Building.
The challenging curriculum gives students several options to prepare for their career goals. Many biology majors have gone on to become physicians, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, physician assistants, teachers and researchers. LMU’s biology program can prepare you for your next career step.
In addition to science courses, Biology majors enroll in seminars designed to prepare them for their future. As freshman, Pre-medical Track students take a health professions course where they explore career options and develop a structured plan to help them progress toward their career goals. Each track offers research-based seminar courses that provide professional development activities, such as mock interviews and writing personal statements. Additionally, a number of student-driven clubs offer opportunities to connect with peers, volunteer in service activities, and begin developing a professional network in their discipline.
The curriculum includes courses in molecular genetics, integrated vertebrate anatomy and physiology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry and molecular cell biology.
A minor in biology is offered. Many biology majors minor in chemistry.
The minor is designed to augment the education of a student pursuing a major in another discipline. Often this additional focus provides an extra edge in pursuit of a position in business or entry into law school.
Required course work (each course includes a lab)
|BIOL 111, 112||General Biology I, II|
|BIOL 315||Molecular Genetics|
|BIOL 320||Principles of Botany|
|Select on 300/400-level course in Zoology
Interns have been place with Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Tennessee state parks.
Many biology graduates have gained employment with conservation agencies, several graduates now serve as medical doctors and others as veterinarians.
Students have recently been accepted at the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, Central Michigan, and DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.
LMU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society