The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is segmented into 3 academic tracks to optimize student’s learning outcomes:
Biochemical Analysis & Instrumentation (BAI) Track - prepares students for lab intensive careers that integrate biological and chemical concepts, instrumentation, and analysis, and to prepare students for graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) in multiple biological, chemical or biomedical disciplines. Potential career paths could include chemical and biochemical industries, forensic science laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, or quality control laboratories.
Pre-professional Human Medicine (HMED) Track - prepares advanced students for subsequent education and training in human medicine, allowing for successful admission to osteopathy (M.D., D.O.), dentistry (D.D.S., D.M.D.), veterinary medicine (D.V.M.), and physician associate (M.M.S) programs worldwide.
3+2 Accelerated --allows highly qualified freshmen the opportunity for acceptance into Franciscan University's PA program after successfully mastering the initial 2.5 years of biology-human curriculum. These students will ultimately graduate with both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Human Medicine Track, in conjunction with a Master of Medial Science degree in Physician Assistant studies. The process for applying for placement in this track can be found in the University Catalog.
Students can be accepted into the program at the beginning of any term. Students may enroll on full-time or part-time basis. Both entering freshman and transfer students may begin the program.
Students should complete the regular online application (which can be found at Application Process) indicating Biology (and the track) as the selected program. Any questions related to the online application process should be addressed through the Admissions Office at 225-768-1700. There is no separate application process for a Biology Degree. After completing 65 credit hours in the program, the student is required to complete a Declaration of Major form, which is obtained from the Registrar’s Office. The Biology Program Advisor must sign this form.
See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form this may be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for university level achievement may be awarded through the CLEP and/or ACT examination.
A student must declare the Bachelor of Science in Biology program his/her major prior to completing the final 60 credit hours required for the degree. Applicants to the program must meet with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. All degree plans must be approved by the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.