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“There is more to biology than rats, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis, and E. coli. ” — Ernst Mayr

Degrees in Biology

The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology, as well as minors in Biology and in Ecology/Evolution.

Students majoring in biology select courses from a diverse set of offerings to develop a program that matches their interests, needs, and career plans. Students are urged to work closely with their Departmental advisors to determine the most appropriate individual courses of study.

Biology Degrees

Specific requirements and general recommendations for the Biology major can be found on these pages:

The Major in Biology

Typical four year plan

Check your progress with the Advise-O-Matic

Biology Subject Endorsement for Secondary Education Students

Minor in Biology

Additional Information

What to do with a biology degree

Available courses

Some advice for Biology (and other) majors

We encourage students to develop a thoughtful approach to the entire Creighton experience. We wholeheartedly endorse the steps advised for biology majors by Susan P. Young of Purdue University:

  • Get to know your own strengths and interests.
  • Be flexible about your academic and career paths.
  • Develop a supporting area (computer science, communications, etc.).
  • Obtain experience (research, summer, or volunteer work).
  • Make use of the faculty, counseling, and placement centers.
  • Talk to people (especially former Creighton students) who are working in the areas you are considering - the Department and the Career Services Office can help put you in contact.