Lead Vital Change
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.
See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Biological Science
Innovation and Discovery
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty, including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the state of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
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.
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 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 Student Career Preparedness and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce biology students.
This course is designed to help you explore the fundamental concepts and mechanisms that regulate the wonder of animal development from fertilization of the egg to formation of the adult organism, including such topics as cycle of life, differential gene expression, cell-cell communication, fertilization, early development, formation of germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm) and their derivatives, inductive cell/tissue interactions, stem cells, organogenesis, environment/genetics/birth defects, evolutionary changes and more.
Pathophysiological changes underlie most of the diseases affecting humans. This course is designed to provide basic understanding on the pathologic alterations in physiology at the cellular, tissue and organ level and how such alterations could lead to diseases across the human life span. Following an initial introduction to altered cellular and tissue biology, pathophysiology of major organs and systems will be covered in separate modules. In addition, pediatric pathophysiology and aging-related changes are also included in the content.
This course is a survey introducing you to various aspects of neuroscience and is textbook-based. The cell types of the nervous system are introduced, with emphasis on the molecular specializations used for these cells to function and develop connections to other cells. The structure, function and processing of all six senses (including kinesthesia) are covered. More complex functions of the nervous system, including control of eye movements, hunger, sleep, addiction, speech, and learning and memory are also covered.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.