Biology is the study of all living things—how they reproduce, grow and evolve, and how they relate to each other and to their environment.

Biologists examine the chemical and cellular basis of life and life's many levels of organization, from molecular to ecosystem. They also study inheritance, molecular genetics, the biology of populations, behavior, the flow of energy in living systems and evolutionary and ecological relationships.

The undergraduate biology program at WSU Vancouver serves a variety of career goals.

  • Environmental science: You can take advantage of the “living laboratory” of our 351-acre campus, complete with streams, meadows, forests and wetlands.
  • Pre-health: A biology major can prepare you for professional schools such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
  • High-school teaching: You can earn teacher certification with an endorsement in biology or science.

Many undergraduates enjoy the opportunity to participate in scientific research with our faculty.

With a bachelor’s degree in biology from WSU Vancouver, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain major biological concepts.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific skills to analyze and solve problems.
  • Communicate biological problems and solutions to both scientists and the public.
  • Formulate logical hypotheses and test them.
  • Identify the central body of knowledge in biology or zoology.
  • Use scientific literacy and knowledge of biology or zoology to analyze contemporary issues.