Do you want to take the fundamentals of biology that you learn in the classroom and
through hands-on learning in laboratories and on field sites and apply them in the
working world? Do you want to use that foundation to continue your education in a
graduate or professional program to become a doctor, dentist, veterinarian or other
health care professional?
The Biology program from the College of Science and Mathematics’ Department of Biological Sciences prepares students for a variety of career pathways.
A Biology degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one
that combines classroom knowledge with basic and applied research opportunities to
create a pathway to success in the workplace or graduate school.
Biology is for you if you consider yourself:
Analytical and Strategic
What You'll Study
In the Biology program, you’ll study the fundamentals of biology in the classroom
and in the lab, with specialized opportunities to participate in research in areas
including ecology, genetics, microbiology, plant physiology and aquatic biology.
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Outside the Classroom
A diverse array of research projects offer exciting hands-on experiences that enhance
resumes and develop valuable skills.
The Biology Club provides an opportunity for students interested in the biological
sciences to exchange ideas and learn more about their field of interest in a fun,
A number of departmental awards recognize student success and celebrates academic
Research & Innovation
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to
create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s
most complex and pressing challenges.
A new, state-of-the-art building with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top
floor dedicated to research is located on the Health Sciences Campus, maximizing educational
and research opportunities.
The College of Science and Mathematics’ living learning community helps incoming freshmen
thrive during that critical first year of college by offering a supportive network
of like-minded students and plenty of engagement opportunities.
A tutoring center specifically for science and math students is located on the Health
Sciences Campus, with similar help also offered at the Academic Success Center on
the Summerville Campus.
Graduates with a biology degree can pursue a diverse offering of careers in different
scientifically-related fields or continue their education for careers in medical,
dental medicine or other health care-related fields.
Learning Like No Other
As Georgia’s only Health Sciences Center of Excellence, students have the chance to
apply for the BS-MD or BS-DMD programs as well as follow pre-professional programs
that prepare them for continuing their academic journey.
An emphasis on research means graduates leave the program with the practical lab and
field experience employers and graduate schools are looking for.
A new building in the heart of the Health Sciences Campus puts Biology students in
the middle of the university’s research enterprise, maximizing opportunities for internships
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“The influence of AU, the bond with my fraternity brothers, the chats with other students and the support from the staff — all pushed me. I wanted to do big things after college, and now it’s like I’ve strapped into a rocket and I’m just taking off," said Philip Dyche.
In the latest podcast episode, John Sutherland, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, provides a sneak peek into the remarkable developments underway on the fourth floor of their new building.
“Somebody who is interested in neuroscience has a passion for exploring the mind and brain,” said Sara Guediche, PhD. “It’s perfect for those who want to see how different types of science relate to neuroscience.”
“Together we have an opportunity to truly create a university like no other. You all came here — I think, I hope and I believe — because you saw that same thing. What you saw was not just a university, but potential. Credible potential," said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD.
Learning Like No Other
The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in
the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love
of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry
and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and