Biologists solve problems, create new products, and appreciate the mysteries of life, through biology!
From biology classroom discussions and biology lab experiments to biology fieldwork and study abroad, Florida Southern provides you the foundation in the biological sciences to pursue your passion to understand our biological world.
A Bachelor of Science in Biology allows you to explore many fields, including cell biology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, botany, marine biology, and so much more. You'll work with your advisor, to plan a custom program that will help you reach your career goals. Learn biology by engaging in it. At Florida Southern, you'll work alongside faculty in the lab and in the field who have expertise in multiple disciplines and are as passionate about discovery as you are!
Original Biology ResearchDuring your collaborative biology research with our biology faculty, you have the opportunity to publish, and present your own original biology research at regional and national conferences.
State-of-the-Art Biology InstrumentationOur biology research labs grant you a hands-on experience using the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation.
Learning CommunityAll of our first-year students begin by developing a camaraderie with other biology majors through their learning communities. Learning communities are designed to help students persist in their studies and are focused on problem-based, integrative, and collaborative learning.
Internship OpportunitiesMany of our biology majors are interested in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and physical therapy. Students have completed an internship that hones their knowledge and experience in these fields by working at local clinics or organizations.
Graduate AcceptanceOur biology graduates are accepted into the nation’s top medical, dental, and veterinary schools such as, Duke, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, and Auburn.
LECOM AgreementOur accelerated program agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine provides priority admission to qualified students.
Polk County School Board
Lakeland Regional Medical Center
Watson Clinic Foundation
Estimated Salary of Biology Alumni From This Program
Physician Assistant (PA)
Get an inside look at Biology
Build proficiency in diverse biological fields
In BIO 2215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, you will learn about the structure and function of various major organ systems in the human body, like the endocrine and skeletal systems, as well as the muscular and nervous systems. You will practice important skills in the lab, and manipulate 3D images of body systems on an Anatomage table, a technology used in medical and physical therapy programs throughout the nation.
A Visit is the Next Step. Online or In-Person
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
Secondary education certification available for this major
Secondary education certified teachers enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades ranging from 6 through 12.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Program
Through a partnership with one of the nation’s most renowned medical colleges, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), FSC students are able to pursue the pre-med, pre-pharmacy and pre-dental tracks.
Partnership with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
With a growing demand of healthcare professionals, FSC and LECOM partnered to help prepare new doctors, dentists and pharmacists succeed in the healthcare industry. This special Early Acceptance Program (EAP) with LECOM allows high school or current FSC students to apply to LECOM medical, dental or pharmacy school. (Students who meet the requirements in high school are conditionally accepted into both FSC and LECOM’s program simultaneously.)
Early Acceptance Program
LECOM has developed special Early Acceptance Programs with select community colleges, undergraduate colleges and universities that grant qualified students a provisional early acceptance to LECOM’s School of Pharmacy, School of Dental Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine. In some cases, these programs will permit the student to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree from the undergraduate institution.
Berend Good Labs
The Berend Good Labs, located in the Jack M. Berry Science Building, are a state of the art biology laboratory facility featuring all the equipment you will need to explore the world of microorganisms, and learn proper laboratory techniques. These facilities play a major role in the Tiny Earth Network's search for soil microorganism borne novel antibiotics.
Clubs And More
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
- A completed application form
- Personal statement
- All official college transcripts
- Social standing form
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
- Official high school transcript
- SAT and/or ACT scores
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