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Biology Major

School of Arts and Sciences

What is the Difference Between a B.A. and a B.S. in Biology?

B.S. in Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology is a more specialized degree that prepares students for entry into graduate study or health professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary science, and other related fields.

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B.A. in Biology

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology provides a strong liberal arts core and a broad range of courses. Students commonly choose the B.A. to meet course requirements for careers in teaching or as part of our Pre-Nursing minor or Freshman Advantage Nursing Pathway.

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Where Our Alumni Are Working

  • Truesdail Laboratories Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Company
  • Science Teacher, Christ Lutheran, La Mesa
  • Care Ambulance Service EMT
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Science Teacher, South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena
  • Science Teacher, St Turibius Catholic School, Los Angeles

Graduate Schools Attended

Many of our alumni in the natural sciences continue their education in graduate school. Concordia has proudly placed graduates in first-class PhD programs ranging from material science and nuclear chemistry to food science and chemical engineering.

  • Drexel (Medical School)
  • Duke University
  • Loma Linda (Medical School, PA School)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Washington Sate University (research appointment)
  • Oregon Health Sciences University (Dental School)
  • Rice (Biochem)
  • San Diego State University (Graduate School of Public Health)
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • UC Davis (Medical School)
  • UC Irvine (Medical School)
  • UC Los Angeles (Biochem)
  • UC San Diego (Medical School)
  • University of Des Moines (PA School)
  • University of Iowa (Medical School)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Biology/Microbiology)
  • University of Nevada, Reno (Ecology)
  • University of Southern California (Dental School, Molecular Biology)
  • University of Utah (Ecology, Biochem, Environmental Science)
  • University of Virginia (Medical School)
  • Washington State (Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry Ph.D.)
  • Western University of Health Sciences (Dental School, Veterinary Sciences, Optometry)
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