Undergraduate programs

The biology program is designed to prepare students for careers in biological research, development, teaching, and in health sciences, nursing, biotechnology, conservation biology and wildlife management, forestry, and other applied fields. It also provides the necessary background for advanced study leading to graduate degrees in the more specialized fields of the biological sciences.

A student planning to enter medicine, dentistry, or other professional fields should consult the catalog of the professional school to which the student intends to apply following pre-professional work in biology and other sciences at Portland State. Biology is also a teaching endorsement area in the program of secondary education.

Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

Admission requirements

Biology B.A./B.S.

Biology Minor

Secondary Education

Degree Maps and Learning Outcomes

To view the degree maps and expected learning outcomes for the Biology undergraduate degree, go to www.pdx.edu/academic-programs/undergraduate-programs.