• Bowdon Area Hospital
  • Arthur and Shirley Gardner Scholarship
  • Dr. Thomas A. Hart Scholarship
  • Morgan M. Hutson Scholarship
  • Lois Martin Scholarship
  • Lampton Biological Lecture Series
  • Ryan Kauffman President Scholarship
  • Dr. Jim Mathis Biology Scholarship
  • T.R. “Cotton” Williamson Memorial Scholarship


Bachelor of Science in Biology with specialized advising tracks in secondary education (teaching certification in grades 7-12 available), pre-professional (medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician’s assistant), and environmental science

At a Glance

If you're always surveying the brilliance of the world around you, the Biology major might be just the place to open your eyes to a whole new universe. With a campus located in the perfect natural setting for field research, plus facilities that house a variety of labs, state-of-the-art instruments and even a green house, this department prepares students for work in research, biotechnology and teaching. It's also a great start for students interested in medicine, health services and consulting.

Why should I choose UWG's Biology program?

  • Individualized advising by faculty who have training and experience in professional school admissions requirements.
  • Individualized advising by knowledgeable faculty for careers especially related to the environment, basic research, animal welfare and cross-disciplines.
  • Program flexibility allows students to make informed choices concerning curriculum, internships and research experiences that are tailored to individual needs. 
  • Teaching certification is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Are there any special opportunities available?
  • Faculty directed student research. Students benefit from having a faculty mentor who inspires creative thinking and life long learning skills, qualities which are highly regarded in successful post graduate pursuits.
  • Faculty work with students to identify and foster opportunities for internships related to the student’s interests.
  • Students can earn a B.S. degree in Biology together with a certificate for teaching at the secondary school level and receive expert advising both from Biology and the College of Education.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
  •  Health care profession (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy)  
  • Allied health profession (nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry)
  • Animal science (veterinary, husbandry, wildlife biology,marine biology)
  • Environmental biology (environmental consult,horticulture, forestry, conservation)
  • Microbial science (microbiology, infectious disease, parasitology, virology, food and beverage)
  • Cell science (biotechnology, genetics, genetic counseling, immunology)
  • Technical marketing (pharmaceutical sales, medical device sales and consult, biotechnology sales)
  • Secondary education 
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
  • Biology Honorary Society
  • Tribeta
  • American Medical Student Association
  • AMSA
  • Minority Association for Pre-health Students (MAPS)
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
  • State-of-the-art technology for multimedia presentation and real time student response monitoring.
  • Instructional laboratories receive regular updates of modern scientific equipment, models, specimens and supplies.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
  • Aquatic biology
  • Plant and animal systematics
  • Field ecology
  • Comparative physiology
  • Cell and molecular biology