Biological Sciences

There is an increasing demand in the United States for scientific expertise in the growing healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and in diverse fields such as genomic research, environmental monitoring, and natural resources conservation.

The Southwest Biological Science major is designed to prepare students to enter into health professional science programs, graduate schools, laboratory technician positions or educational institutions.

With 11 required biology courses, nine biology electives, and ancillary courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics, the major offers an integrated lecture/laboratory approach combining basic and applied concepts across the spectrum of disciplines within modern biology.

Undergraduate Course Catalog 15-16

For more information contact:
Dr. Yusheng Wu (

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October 2016 field trip to the Hobbs Wastewater Treatment Plant