Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Biology Department offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree.  Students can choose to add a concentration within their degree programs.  Our Minor in Biology is the ideal complement to many SSU majors.  Please contact the Biology Office if you have any questions. 

Preparation for Careers in:
Biological and Biotechnological Research • Conservation and Restoration • Education • Health Care • Marine Sciences

BA vs BS
Aspect BA BS
Equal but Different:
  • Breadth
  • Focus
  • Greater Flexibility
  • Sample other courses
  • Minor/Certificate
  • Second Major
  • Foreign Study
  • Greater Focus
  • Major Courses
  • Support (Physical Science and Math) Courses
Career Skills (Different Strengths):
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • General Knowledge
  • Analytical
  • Practical
  • Detailed Knowledge


Both the BA and BS allow for continued education, i.e., Certificate/Graduate/Professional Schools, with input from a Faculty Advisor.