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UAH's Biological Sciences Department provides a forward-looking, comprehensive curricula that meet the highest national standards.

We expect our graduates to contribute to solving the many challenges of the future as a result of their educational and research experiences.

Biological Sciences, BS

A degree in Biology prepares you for hands-on, physical research work. This degree is extremely versatile and electives can be chosen to emphasize desired specializations, such as attending graduate school to study biology, experiment with materials as a research scientist or biochemist, or advance to a medical, dental, or veterinary program.


Biological Sciences, BS - Biochemistry Concentration

The optional biochemistry concentration provides students with a strong background in both the fundamental aspects of modern biochemistry and in the quantitative physical sciences.


Biological Sciences, BS - Ecology & Evolution Concentration

Unravel the mysteries of how animals, plants, and microbes function, how they interact, and how they evolve in a changing world. The optional ecology and evolution concentration is unique in its broad and interdisciplinary approach.


Biological Sciences, BS - Pre-Professional Health Careers Concentration

Interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or another health profession? This optional concentration enables students to complete the rigorous pre-health prerequisites.

Marine Science

Select courses in marine science, available through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium, may be taken for credit at UAH. Please contact the Department of Biological Sciences if you are interested in more information.

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Alumni Spotlight

Tamara Zaza

BS Biological Sciences

"I don’t think I would be able to do this if UAH had not given me the leadership opportunities and skills that it did. My ultimate goal is to be a compassionate and knowledgeable physician."