A degree in biology can prepare you for many exciting careers in biology and biology related fields. We offer three Bachelor of Science in biology programs: General Biology, Preprofessional and Wildlife Biology. Students who major in biology can continue with careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Scientific Research and Laboratory Technology among others.
Our professors include specialists in the fields of zoology, botany, ecology, human anatomy and physiology, animal and plant physiology, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, chemistry and genetics.
An advantage within the biology department is the opportunity for individual attention due to small class size and labs.
A unique aspect of our program of study is the opportunity for research within the department.
The Science Building allows all students access to up-to-date laboratories and modern
equipment for teaching. There is also a greenhouse that is more than a campus adornment;
the CSU campus greenhouse at gives students unique opportunities that are not available
at many colleges. It currently contains more than 50 different varieties of orchids:
both hybrids and species (many of which can be found around campus once they have
bloomed). There is also a bog garden with more than 30 different species of carnivorous
plants. Used in conjunction with ecology and botany courses offered on campus, this
fully functional biology laboratory is the site of many student experiments. Botany
students are not sitting idly in a classroom taking notes but are actively participating
with hands-on experience creating new plant hybrids. One such hybridization project
currently underway hopes to create a variety of orchid unique to Charleston Southern