B.S. in Biology

Advance the Field of Biology


Pursue Your Biology Degree


Ready to make an impact in the biology field? Earn your bachelor of science in biology at East Tennessee State University.

Through this program, you’ll conduct research in diverse systems – from cells to ecosystems, proteins to communities, and bacteria to mammals. You’ll use cutting-edge techniques such as advanced imaging, genome editing, and computational approaches alongside your field and laboratory experiments.

No matter your professional goals, you’ll be prepared for a career that makes an impact on your local community and beyond.


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Our department has broad expertise across several biological disciplines, including: 


Molecular & Cellular Biology


Biomedical Sciences





Choose Your Concentration Based on Your Biology Career Goals

The B.S. in Biology at ETSU offers six concentrations catered to your career goals and interests.

  • Biomedical Sciences

    This concentration is designed for biology students interested in careers in medicine, dental school, vet school, pharmacy health care, graduate school, or the biotech industry. 

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  • Natural Resource Ecology 

    The natural resource ecology concentration is designed for biology students interested in careers in wildlife biology, fisheries, forestry, and conservation biology. 

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  • Biochemistry 

    This joint concentration with the Quillen College of Medicine is designed for students who plan to enter professions such as biology, biochemistry, science education, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, conservation, or the biotechnology industry.   

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  • Biology 

    This general concentration helps biology students develop a broad understanding of various disciplines in biology. 

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  • Interdisciplinary Biology  

    The interdisciplinary biology concentration is for biology majors interested in pursuing a minor in an area of study outside of their major. 

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  • Biology Secondary Education 

    This concentration is for biology majors who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. 

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What Can You Do with a Biology Degree? 


With a bachelor’s degree in biology from ETSU, you will be prepared for various careers related to the biological sciences, such as:  

  • Biochemist 
  • Wildlife biologist 
  • Biology teacher 
  • Conservationist 
  • Medical doctor 
  • Health educator 
  • Veterinarian 
  • Park ranger 
  • Academic coach 
  • Pharmaceutical research scientist 
  • Research scientist 

Explore Careers in Biology

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in careers related to biological sciences is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032.

Center for Advisement and Student Excellence

Academic and Career Advising Through CASE 

The ETSU Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) provides academic advisement, career guidance, and opportunities for engagement and growth for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

You’ll be assigned an advisor who will challenge and support you as you determine your academic and career goals.  
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