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Science, Sustainability, and Environment


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
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Study Living Organisms

Biology provides a broad perspective in the biological sciences. You can tailor your studies to match your interests in health sciences, animal or plant physiology, cell and molecular biology, ecology or environmental studies, or evolution and systematics. This degree is designed for students who wish to take more courses outside of the natural sciences.

Contact Info

Susan Hoffman, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Biology

Pearson Hall 212, 700 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

There are many options available to Biology majors. A partial list would include admission to pre-professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, etc.), graduate studies, or immediate employment as a naturalist, park technician, assistant pathologist, lab technician, technical sales representative, research technician, museum curator, fisheries manager, environmental planner, municipal zookeeper, environmental impact analyst, or high school biology teacher.

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.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Ieva Juska
  • There’s a lot of hands-on experience that I’ve had access to that I think a lot of people don’t. It’s been incredible, and I think it’s solidified my own understanding of what I want to do with my life.

    Ieva Juska '19
    Biology and Environmental Earth Science

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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