The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is segmented into 3 academic tracks to optimize student’s learning outcomes:
General Biology Concentration--prepares students for careers in biology instruction at the public school, private school and community college levels, as well as to prepare students for graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D.) and research programs in multiple biological disciplines.
Pre-professional Human Medicine Concentration--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 OLOL College'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 Concentration, in conjunction with a Master of Medial Science degree in Physician Assistant studies.
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 concentration) 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.
Our Lady of the Lake College 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 college 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 Our Lady of the Lake College.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges 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 Our Lady of the Lake College.