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The UHV Bachelor of Science in Biology program is designed to prepare undergraduates for a variety of careers in industry or academic laboratories. We also offer coursework that will prepare students for medical/health professional programs and for graduate work in the bio-medical sciences. Our courses focus on three different areas: genetics/ biotechnology, pre-health professional, and plant/environmental.

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Program Information
Degree Plan Options Bachelor of Science in Biology
Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods

Victoria (traditional semesters)


Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semester

Jobs and Related Careers

Biology careers and job opportunities with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology include:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Certified nurse assistant
  • Clinical data specialist
  • Entry level genetic engineer
  • Environmental coordinator
  • Health technologist or technician
  • Histopathology technicians
  • Medical/technical writer
  • Nursing
  • Patent attorney for Biotechnology
  • Physical or respiratory therapist
  • Physician Assistants
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Research assistant
  • Secondary science teacher

Course Work

The course work provides both job skills in biotechnology and an academic background needed to pursue a masters or doctorate degree in Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Marine Ecology, Development Biology, Medical Science, Veterinary Science, Pharmaceutical Science and Environmental Science.‌

Completion of graduate work can lead to careers ranging from genetic engineering to health care, environmental research, drug development, food processing and university teaching.


In UHV's state-of-the-art DNA to Environmental Laboratories, students can learn skills such as modern molecular techniques and environmental testing, and have the chance to conduct independent research. Highlights listed below:

  • Animal & Social Behavior
  • Autoclaves & Fume Hoods—Ensuring Safety
  • Bio-Chemistry—Enzymology
  • Biological Chamber—Animal and human tissue culture, Cancer Research & Prevention
  • Biotechnology—Cloning, bacterial / viral
  • Cell & Molecular—Recombinant DNA technology
  • DNA Thermal Cycler—PCR (Nobel prize technology)
  • Ecotoxicology—Analysis environmental Air Quality, Toxic gas, Marine field trips
  • Environmental Biology—Field trips & Water Chemistry
  • Genetic Engineering—Inheritance, DNA/ RNA
  • Immunohistochemistry—Processing of biopsy samples, Microscopic slides preparations and staining
  • Microbiology—Tissue culture
  • Molecular Biology—Cellular & Nuclear
  • Phytochemicals & Health—Plant extractions, Antioxidant/Prevention/Nutrition
  • Plant Biotechnology-Cloning plant DNA, Genetically Modified Organisms,
  • Premedical / Predental—Pre-health Professions
  • Student Work Stations—Computerized and on-line
  • Virtual Experiments—in vivo vs in vitro
Matthew Boyett

For the Bachelor of Science in Biology, I liked the breadth of biology topics covered, ranging from clinical applications of Immunohistochemistry to the environmental focus of Ecotoxicology.

Matthew Boyett