The Biological Sciences degree explores a broad range of organisms (bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals) from multiple perspectives (molecules, cells, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology). Students earning a B.S. in Biological Sciences obtain knowledge and skills providing entry to a broad range of careers, including: health and medicine; conservation and wildlife management; biotechnology research, pharmacy and laboratory technician, development and marketing; education, science writing, and scientific research (more career information). Students with an interest in teaching are especially encouraged to seek certification through the Teacher Education Program. Refer to the catalog for complete program description.
The goal of the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is to expand and strengthen educational opportunities for undergraduates at the cutting edge of our discipline. We seek to foster scientists and citizens that understand the scope and perspective of modern biology. Our graduates receive excellent preparation for advanced work in the sciences, for professional careers in health science, and for good citizenship in a society increasingly affected by and dependent on modern science and technology. These learning outcomes are consistent with and reinforce UW System Learning Outcomes: knowledge of the natural world; critical thinking skills; effective communication skills; and Individual, social, and environmental responsibility.
Students completing a B.S. in Biological Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Parkside will achieve these specific learning outcomes. (PDF)