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Biology majors prepare for careers in biomedical sciences, education, research, healthcare, wildlife management and forestry, forensic science, and government services. Students are exposed to a broad spectrum of life science disciplines, selecting courses from microbiology and immunology, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, embryology, ecology, animal histology, genetics, flora and fauna of the Southern Appalachians, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology.

Student Perspective
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Studying Science at a Small College

Milligan alumna Kerri Beth Slaughter Boggs (’16) is is now a biochemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, where she investigates the replication and transmission of respiratory viruses.

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Biology Major – B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students interested in biology but desiring a broad choice of electives not in the sciences.

Biology Major – B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed for students interested in biology and who want to fulfill their electives with advanced courses in the sciences.

Biology Minor

A minor in Biology is also available and includes foundational courses in biology.

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Brian Eisenback
Area Chair of Scientific Learning; Associate Professor of Biology

Ashley Stiltner
Associate Professor of Anatomy

Michael Whitney
Associate Professor of Biology

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