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Through teaching, research and service, the Department of Biology seeks to advance understanding of the life sciences at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Biology education at AUM strives to strengthen core disciplinary knowledge and to foster synergies that arise from the relationships students build with our creative and collaborative faculty.

The department seeks to provide the needed facilities and equipment to allow faculty members to do creative and cutting-edge research; it also provides opportunities for students to work with faculty members on research projects. In all ways, we endeavor to develop the knowledge, skills, and talents of our students. Exceptional students are also able to present scientific results at both internal and external conferences as well as in the scientific literature as research study co-authors.

Consult this page to find your advisor: Advisors for Biology

Bachelor of Science Degree in the Department of Biology

The biology program provides several different concentrations that allow students to prepare for different career paths while pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

 Biology Concentration Descriptions and Course Requirements (Non-clinical)

 - Biology Health Science
 - General Biology (including Secondary Education Biology)
 - Environmental Science
 - Molecular Biology
 - Public Health & Microbiology

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Concentration

  - Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Laboratory Science

Biology Minor

Schedule of Biology Courses by Term

There are several routes a student can take to a career in health sciences

Students desiring a career in Health Sciences have several paths to their goal available within the Department of biology.  The department offers Medical Laboratory Science, an accredited professional program.  Successful completion of this program requires a course of study leading to a B.S. in Biology and grants the ability to take the appropriate licensure examination. More information about this program can be found here.

Pre-Health Sciences offer excellent preparation for applicants to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary schools.

Biology Scholarships

The AUM School of Sciences strives to ensure that students have every opportunity to successfully complete their educational goals. Part of that effort is our commitment to helping students to pay for costs associated with their education. Check to see the Biology department scholarships that are currently available: More

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad summers or semesters are routinely offered through our membership in the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). From time to time, the Biology Department may sponsor other study abroad field experiences.


Alabama Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium Course Opportunities

Biology students enrolled at AUM may take marine biology courses at the Sea Lab in Mobile, Ala. Courses taken at this marine biology station may substitute for some of the courses in the environmental science option. More

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is a way to get research experience before leaving college. As a student you will work closely with a faculty advisor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable. More