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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in biology is a liberal arts degree with a concentration in the biological sciences. It enables students to sample broadly from the diverse range of learning opportunities in the biological sciences and create a unique program of study that best matches their interests and abilities. Many students build a degree program to prepare themselves for professional programs such as medical school or advanced degrees in the biological sciences, while others use their academic training to immediately enter the workforce in such areas as data analytics, bioinformatics, and biotechnology or the research field focused on areas of cancer, pharmaceuticals, forestry, and plant biology. Whatever next steps a Biology major chooses, their academic experiences enable them to apply a foundational understanding of basic biological principles as well as developed skill sets of critical thinking, problem analysis, and collaboration to both scientific and everyday challenges.  

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to students who have not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to the University of Georgia.