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Biology

Major & Minor

Do you want to become a physician, tackle climate change, cure cancer, or figure out how to sustainably feed the world's population? Students are drawn to study biology for a variety of reasons, and after basic core courses during your first year, you will work with your faculty mentor to design a personalized path for your studies that is tailored to your interests and career goals. The biology program at Austin College offers research opportunities in the classroom, field, and lab, which sets you up for success, whether you plan to go to medical school, graduate school, or directly into a biology-related career.  

Investigating Cancer-Associated Proteins During Hibernation in the Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Investigating Cancer-Associated Proteins During Hibernation in the Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Danya Van Vuuren 

Small Mammal Impact on Soil and Vegetation in the Blackland Prairie Ecosystem

Small Mammal Impact on Soil and Vegetation in the Blackland Prairie Ecosystem

Elle McGill 

Evaluation of the Effects of Estradiol Implants on Presence of Estrogen Receptors in the Arcuate Nucleus of the Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Evaluation of the Effects of Estradiol Implants on Presence of Estrogen Receptors in the Arcuate Nucleus of the Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel

Phoebe Nguyen 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

As a biology major, 

you will gain understanding of the natural world, and strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a degree in biology, upon graduation you will be prepared to: 

  • clearly communicate the results of your scientific work in oral, written, and electronic formats to both scientists and the public at large; 
  • demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning as applied to scientific problems; and 
  • design and carry out scientific research as well as accurately record and analyze the results of your research. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what are graduates our doing today. 

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All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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