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Applied Biology

Bachelor of Science


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Explore the Real World

The Applied Biology major provides a solid background in two primary concentrations: Environmental Biology, and Human Biology and Health Sciences. Each concentration trains students in critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and the application of science to societal issues.


Department of Biological Sciences

Levey Hall 112

4200 N. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042

Mosler Hall 550

1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011



Students majoring in Applied Biology may not major in Biology or Zoology.
Students will take classes in-person at Hamilton and Middletown.

Curriculum and Courses

Coursework includes concrete, real-world examples, and exercises that illustrate how working professionals make use of biological information and techniques. Students earn a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration certification in their sophomore year and a 40-hour OSHA-Haxardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response certification in the senior seminar course. Opportunities to conduct research alongside faculty are available.

  • BIO 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
  • BIO 314 Plant and Fungal Diversity
  • BSC 313 Microbial Diversity
  • BSC 321 Research in Applied Biology
  • GLG 244 Oceanography

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

In addition to working as environmental and human biologists, graduates are prepared to attend professional schools in the health sciences, and for medical, dental, or pharmacy school.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 10 Public college in Ohio with the best return on investment

  • 98.2% of 2020-2021 bachelor's degree graduates were employed, furthering their education, serving in the military or a service program

    Miami University Data

  • 18:1 Student to faculty ratio

    Miami University Data

Admission Requirements

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