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What is biology?

Biology is a broad life science degree. Biologists study the construction, purpose, growth, roots, evolution and dissemination of animals, plants and microscopic organisms.

Why biology at OSU?

As you learn more about the world around you, you learn more about yourself. With a major in biology at OSU, your passion for science and discovery, coupled with our faculty's stellar experience, can propel you forward into many dynamic careers, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or professional programs, such as medical or veterinary school.

Career paths

Biology graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career fields, including the public and private sector, graduate school, or professional programs, such as medical school or veterinary school. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


awarded by the OSU College of Arts and Sciences in scholarships


Biology students have access to the OSU Collection of Vertebrates (OSU COV). The mission of the (OSU COV) is to house collections as documentation of the vertebrate faunal history and biodiversity of Oklahoma, the United States, and those regions of the world where faculty and students of OSU conduct research and to maintain those collections in conditions that promote long-term conservation, education, and research.


Study abroad

The College of Arts and Sciences offers students a chance to travel the world and experience new cultures through study abroad opportunities, all while earning college credit. These can include short term faculty-led courses that travel over spring break or a few weeks in the summer, as well as semester or year-long programs coordinated through the OSU Study Abroad office. The college offers scholarships to Arts and Sciences majors, such as the CAS Study Abroad Scholarship or the Bailey Family Memorial Trust award.

Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar

OK-LSAMP is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The OK-LSAMP scholarship program provides scholars with increased opportunities and connections, including undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, international experiences, and internships/externships with companies in the STEM fields. 

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