National Science Foundation funding, along with WWU support, has enabled us to establish excellent research facilities in molecular biology. All WWU research is carried out through close faculty/student interaction. Current projects include the epidemiology of tick-carried disease and annotating eukaryotic genomes. Upper division pre-med and pre-vet classes with coursework in mathematics, physics and chemistry prepare you for professional or graduate school. If you are interested in environmental science and wildlife resources, courses in ecology and field biology provide a background in these biological fields. As members of the Reis Biological Field Station Consortium, we have access to their outdoor laboratory site.
Equestrian Science Concentration
If you love horses and think you want to become a veterinarian, we have just the program for you! A bachelor of science degree in biology with an equestrian concentration is available at William Woods University, bridging the gap between equestrian science and biology for students who want to go to vet school. Unfortunately, an equestrian science major alone will not prepare you for vet school–additional science courses are a must. A biology major with an equestrian science concentration will allow you to fulfill veterinarian school prerequisites and accommodate equestrian science courses without facing an additional year of study.
This program is especially for:
- Pre-vet, equestrian science students who have a passion for working with horses, as well as an interest in and a facility for the sciences.
- Biology majors who have a strong interest in horses and want to pursue that interest while fulfilling the requirements for veterinarian school in a four-year program.
Bachelor of Arts
This degree allows the most flexibility of the three biology majors and is an excellent choice in preparation for careers in medicine, physical therapy, nursing, research, conservation and wildlife biology and many other related fields.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biology is comprised of 53 credits, requires a minor and a year of college level foreign language. Majors associated with the bachelor of arts are most appropriate to students seeking pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental or graduate school orientation.
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Biology includes a 16 hour concentration in Equestrian Science totaling 81 credits. This degree does not require a minor.