Removing cancer. Restoring wetlands. Renewing hearts. You can be part of important research that changes the world. Join our team of biological innovators, leaders and professors at A&M-Commerce who are committed to making a difference in our world. Our biology degree offers a comprehensive overview of the living world. From the RNA sequence of salamanders to the global ecosystem, you'll learn how organisms interact with each other. Whether you're interested in biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology or zoology, our flexible degree lets you take courses that interest you. Our program also prepares you for advanced studies and professional programs.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language Required for BA, not BS
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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Our Community

Become a part of the STEM Education Alliance. Four departments have partnered together to provide you with the tools and resources needed to excel in education. Our program offers collegiate-level teaching and tutoring experiences through the Learning Assistant program. You'll also have access to several scholarships designed for STEM majors.


A degree in biological sciences will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Go from basic to advanced knowledge of biological molecules, cells, genetics, regulation, structure/function, environmental interaction and adaptation, and evolution and ecosystems
  • Appreciate the scope, unity, and diversity of life in the biosphere, including the classification of plants, animals and microbes
  • Utilize the scientific method and other problem-solving skills needed in scientific inquiry and the laboratory environment
  • Propose, perform and decipher research with new field technologies
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Biological science students are able to apply their in-depth knowledge to tackle challenges found in labs, research institutes and related arenas. Broaden your network and gain real-world experience with internships and career opportunities with help from our faculty and staff.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

There is an 8% projected job growth through 2026 for microbiologists, 10% projected job growth for biological technicians, and 11% projected job growth for biochemists and biophysicists.


US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce biology students.

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What You Will Learn

You will receive a comprehensive overview of biological sciences through challenging coursework, collaborative research and tactical lab experience. This program will prepare you for jobs in biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, zoology or further graduate study in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy and allied health sciences fields.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Introductory Biology and General and Quantitative Chemistry
  • Core courses including Biological Literature, Cell Biology, organic chemistry Tutorial, Genetics, Applied Microbiology and General Physiology

Featured Courses

Student Organizations

Beta Beta Beta

Our Delta Gamma chapter is an active student organization participating in a variety of society functions and charity work pertaining to biological and health sciences. This organization is for students who major in biological sciences, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed a minimum of three courses in biology (associate members are those who have not taken three biology courses but fulfill the other two membership requirements).

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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Contact Us

  • Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • 903.886.5378
  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011



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