Arizona Online Bachelors of Science in Biology

 

The University of Arizona Online BS in Biology offers the same exceptional and rigorous educational experience as the BS in Biology major offered on main campus. With Arizona Online you’ll have the freedom to work toward your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Visit Arizona Online to see if this is the right fit for you.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology is offered by our top-ranked program renowned for groundbreaking scientific discoveries and a long tradition of involving students in leading-edge research. This degree is for students interested in biodiversity and the natural world who want the flexibility to pursue careers in medicine, health, agriculture and environment. The curriculum provides a broad overview of the structure, function, and evolution of biological systems from component parts—molecules and cells—to organisms, communities and ecosystems. Biology majors choose from two degree emphases: Biomedical Sciences and Organismal Biology.

The online Bachelor’s degree in Biology can be completed fully online.  However, some post-graduate professional programs do not accept prerequisite courses taken online.  Be sure to check the policies for post-graduate programs you may want to attend.

Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences emphasis is for students who plan to pursue careers in biomedical research, pre-med students interested in medicine and other health professions. The program of study provides training in systems biology with a focus on anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, and includes all of the coursework covered on the MCAT and required for admission to medical school.

View detailed curriculum information for the Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

Organismal Biology

The Organismal Biology emphasis is for students interested in careers as professional biologists and educators. The program of study provides training in systems biology with a focus on animal behavior, genetics, ecology and evolution.

View detailed curriculum information for the Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

Meet your Arizona Online Biology Advisors

First term students:

Kat Bujard (student last name A-L) 

Kat advises newly admitted first year and transfer Biology students (with last names A-L) through their first semester in the program.

katbujard@email.arizona.edu  

Click here to schedule an appointment with Kat through Trellis

Diana Silva-Nidez (student last name M-Z)

Diana advises newly admitted first year and transfer Biology students (with last names M-Z) through their first semester in the program.

djsilva@arizona.edu

Click here to schedule an appointment with Diana through Trellis

Current majors and continuing students:  

Fanisia Bundage  

Fanisia advises continuing Biology students from their second semester through graduation. 

fbundage@email.arizona.edu 

Click here to schedule an appointment with Fanisia through Trellis. 

Current UA Online Biology Majors

You can find the degree check-sheet here for Biomedical Sciences and for Organismal Biology 

Major electives options are listed each term here:  

Spring 2022

Summer and Fall 2021

Two courses required for the Biomedical Sciences track are not offered in a fully-online format: CHEM 243A Organic Chemistry Lab I (1-unit) and CHEM 243B Organic Chemistry Lab II (1-unit). Students on this track will need to take both courses at UArizona during the summer intensive in presession (available starting Summer 2022) or an alternative institution for equivalent transfer credit. Note: We recommend the Biomedical Sciences track for students who intend to apply to professional health programs post-graduation.