Department of Biology

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work in environmental and ecological careers, train in veterinary medicine or pursue other advanced studies.

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What Sets Us Apart

When you study biology at McMurry, you’ll learn with teachers and fellow students who are excited about the mysteries and marvels of life around us. In small classes, you’ll get personalized attention from doctoral-degreed professors — never graduate assistants. You’ll take what you learn into the field for hands-on experiences that turn ideas into understanding. And you’ll complete a capstone project that demonstrates the knowledge and skills you’ve gained.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Biology

You’ll complete at least 120 credit hours, not including developmental courses. At least 39 hours will be at an advanced level.

Minor in Biology

You’ll complete 20 credit hours, including six hours at an advanced level. Not available for biology or life science majors.

Career Prospects

You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of animal and plant life, ecology, and the environment, which can lead to careers in wildlife research, ecology, environmental studies, natural history, veterinary medicine and more.

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