Do you want to increase your understanding of the natural world? Are you interested in understanding and treating diseases? Are you concerned about the environment? You should pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of North Texas.
As a Biology major, you may qualify for a career in:
The major can also prepare you to enter dental, medical or veterinary school or a training program to become a health care professional.
Our comprehensive curriculum allows you to earn either a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While pursuing your degree, your studies may focus on a wide range of areas. These areas include:
We also oversee a collaborative program with the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth that allows you to combine college and medical school. The program will prepare you to serve in a residency at a hospital or clinic in seven years instead of the usual eight years needed to complete a bachelor’s degree and medical school. The Teach North Texas Program can help you achieve teacher certification. Information about this program is at www.teachnorthtexas.unt.edu.
Our faculty members are dedicated to high-quality teaching and research. They conduct relevant basic and applied research and provide additional assistance to local, state and national companies and organizations.
The university’s investment in cross-disciplinary research clusters and our participation in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance open possibilities for you to receive hands-on experience in complex research. Academic credit could also be awarded for a research project.
Additional research and learning opportunities may be provided by getting involved in our student chapters of the Beta Beta Beta honor society or Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-professional honor society. We also sponsor a seminar series where researchers from around the nation offer their perspectives on related subjects.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Information about these scholarships is at biology.unt.edu under the Undergraduate link.
The Life Sciences Complex, which is a LEED Gold certified facility, features an open research laboratory concept and climate-controlled rooftop greenhouses. It houses biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental physiology and genetics, and plant science. A dedicated aquatics lab incorporates fresh and salt water facilities for research.
You may declare your intent to major in Biology upon enrolling at UNT. However, you must complete specific pre-major courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics to be eligible for upper-level course work in the major.
Specific requirements in the Biology pre-major, including minimum acceptable grades and GPAs, are outlined at www.unt.edu/catalog.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school. In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.