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. Your
passion for science and discovery, coupled with our faculty's stellar experience,
can propel you forward into many dynamic careers.
Courses to expect for this major include Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Physiology,
General Ecology, General Genetics, as well as a choice among specialized, upper-division
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
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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.
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
Become an OK-LSAMP Scholar
OK-LSAMPis 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