UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The BS in Biology degree program extends upon BA in Biology with additional and more rigorous scientific education in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Upon successful completion of the BS in Biology degree program, UT Dallas graduates will receive a basic foundation in molecular and cell biology to prepare them for graduate studies in biological sciences, for professional careers in a wide variety of health-related areas, for secondary school teaching, and for employment as research assistants in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government, and environmental science laboratories. Graduates' skills include:

  • Broad knowledge base of biology with demonstrated ability to describe and analyze the major concepts and empirical findings in modern biology, with an emphasis on genetics, molecular and cell biology and rigorous quantitative analysis
  • Practical knowledge and experience in modern molecular biology research methods with high level ability to define, apply and communicate basic modern molecular biology research methods, including data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to work in teams in diverse settings
  • Advanced ability to apply critical thinking and quantitative skills to solve complex problems: critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and knowledge of molecular biological principles to analyze and solve problems