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In today’s world, studies in Biology are becoming increasingly important. Georgia Southern University’s Biology program prepares students for careers as professional biologists in a wide variety of fields. Southeast Georgia is a biologically rich and ecologically diverse area that encompasses coastline, wetlands, woodlands, and cities. Consistent with the mission of the University, the Biology Department seeks to expand horizons through outreach, preserve distinctive cultural and natural legacies, and maintain the integrity of South Georgia’s environment.

General Information
College of Science and Mathematics
Department Website Biology
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Art in Biology & Bachelor of Science in Biology
Possible Employment Settings
  • Agriculture Department (Govt.)
  • Aquariums
  • Arboretums
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Chemical Industries
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Energy Department (Government)
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Fish & Wildlife Service (Government)
  • Food Processors
  • Hatcheries
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private/Public Schools
  • Public Health Services
Occupational Opportunities
  • Agricultural & Food Scientist**
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Biochemist**
  • Biostatistician
  • Botanist
  • College Professor**
  • Dentist **
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Health Specialist

*May require additional education or certification.

  • Entomologist
  • Forester**
  • Horticulturist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist**
  • Oceanographer**
  • Physician**
  • Soil Conservationist**
  • Zoologist
Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) – National Collegiate Honor Society for Biology
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Parasitology Club
Botanical Society of America (BSA) Evolution and Ecology
National Institute of Science (NIS) Student Alliance for a Green Earth (SAGE)
National Association of Biology Teachers
Wildlife Conservation Society – Bronx Zoo
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 11/5/2019