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Degree Programs

Degree Programs

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Department of Biology offers several degree options to prepare students for various careers in biology. All of the programs place heavy emphasis on undergraduate research as well as provide numerous opportunities for internships and international experiences.

Students seeking a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology can choose from a degree in Ecology and Organismal Biology or General Biology. Ecology and Organismal Biology focuses on natural resource management while General Biology is a track for students who are seeking a broad biology education.

Students interested in teaching biology have the opportunity to gain General Science Teaching Licensures as Biology Majors. The Life Science and General Science Education Program includes a core set of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science courses. The Life Science option involves a rigorous study of biology as well as 33-36 credits of professional education preparation. Following completion of the program, students are licensed to teach General Science in grades 4-12.

The Department of Biology at UWRF also offers a  Degree in Biomedical and Health Science. This degree plan prepares students for health-related professions and laboratory research. Many students studying Biomedical and Health Science participate in the Pre-Health Professional Program and move on to other schools for further medical degrees and licensures. The department has also partnered with several schools to offer affiliation agreements. In most cases, students attend UW-River Falls for three years, then move on to an affiliated school for 1-2 years. Following their completion of the affiliated program, students receive a B.S. from UWRF.

For more detailed information and course listings visit the degree pages or visit the UW-River Falls Course Catalog.