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B.A./B.S. Biology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Learning the Science of Life

Study concepts in evolution, genetics, ecology, anatomy, and physiology and explore the biological principles as they relate to the life of humans, animals, plants and microorganisms as a biology major. This program is excellent preparation for advanced degree programs including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and more.

Fast Facts

  • Undergraduate research opportunities in faculty labs and field sites
  • Competitively awarded research grants ($1,500 per student)
  • Annual departmental research poster session for undergraduates
  • Industrial or academic scientist (biomedical researcher, pharmaceutical scientist, food or agricultural scientist, product developer, bioinformaticist) 
  • Field researcher
  • Curator for natural history museums & collections
  • Educator/mentor at the high school or college level
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pharmacist

$39,000 - $350,000

Starting salary
Degree Prep

1 year each of biology, chemistry, physics. Math through advanced algebra and trigonometry. Four years of English.

Degree Roadmap
Lab Fees

Approximately $900 for required course labs in biology, chemistry and physics. Some electives also have labs.


Competitively awarded scholarships are available for new and currently enrolled students from the Department of Biological Sciences.
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Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • Undergraduate research in faculty labs
  • Undergraduate teaching practica
  • Phi Sigma Honor Society
  • Life Science Club
  • College of Science Ambassadors