Texas Tech University



Undergraduate Majors

The department offers four distinct undergraduate tracks which lead to a Bachelor of Science. These majors are, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biology with a Specialization in Ecology & Environmental Biology. Please read on to learn more about each major. If you have addtional questions, please contact one of our undergraduate advisors.

Biology, B.S.

Do you want to know how people and organisms work? Do you want to make a difference in society? If so, a biology degree might be for you. Pursing a biology degree will allow you to study the natural world, to explore underpinnings of behavior, physiology and biological processes, and to develop critical thinking and data analysis skills.

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Ecology and Environmental Biology, Concentration within the Biology Major

This concentration allows students to focus their biological studies on the natural world, to help pursue opportunities working in field biology and or focus on biology that relates to the animal kingdom.

Degree requirements: Biology, B.S., Specialization: Ecology & Environmental Biology

Premedical Health Sciences, Concentration within the Biology Major

This concentration allows students to focus their coursework in areas related to premedical health sciences, and related health careers. Students can meet all entrance requirements for medical, dental, and other health careers by tailoring curricular choices under this concentration.

Requirements for this concentration can be found at: Biology, B.S. Specialization: PHS

Microbiology, B.S.

In this degree, you will study microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms. This includes studying organisms like fungi, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.

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Cell and Molecular Biology, B.S.

Cell and molecular biology is the field of biology which studies the composition, structure and interactions of cellular molecules. Studies range from research in plant molecular biology, bioinformatics, developmental biology, neurobiology as well as others.

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Department of Biological Sciences

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    Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Box 43131 Lubbock, TX 79409
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