The biology "no emphasis" degree plan is for you if your career aspirations are not met by the other designed emphasis areas. If you start at Eastern New Mexico University fully prepared, you can realistically complete this degree within 8-10 semesters.
Special Services and Opportunities
We usually have volunteer opportunities in our laboratories or research projects. We also provide volunteer/work-study opportunities for you to work in the live animal exhibit, Dr. Antonio "Tony" Gennaro Natural History Museum and greenhouse. We even have periodic opportunities for paid research experience in faculty labs.
Service and Mutual Interest Organizations
We sponsor three specific campus organizations for students in the Department of Biology. These groups not only give you a place to use your biology skills, but also a way to get involved on campus. The Caduceus Health Society is a campus organization for any health science major, Pre-Dental Society is a campus organization specifically geared toward students interested in dentistry and the Fish and Wildlife Club is a great outlet for students interested in working with animals.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Like all Eastern students, if you major in biology, you can take advantage of grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services. There are also opportunities for you to apply for work-study or student hire positions to conduct laboratory research when available.
- Medical and life sciences: health and disease, neurology, genomics, microbiology and pharmacology
- Research institutes
- Medical facilities and hospitals
- Peace Corps
Environmental conservation (charities and not-for-profit organizations, government and the public sector and ecological consultancies):
- aquatic biologist
- zoo biologist
- conservation biologist
- environmental manager
High School Courses
If you are interested in the field of biology, you should complete as many life science and physical science courses as possible and sufficient mathematics courses to be ready for College Algebra (MATH 119). Ideally, you will also be reading and writing at the college-level when you finish high school. Courses you should take in high school include:
- Life sciences
- Physical sciences
- English composition/grammar
Additional Degree Information
View our degree plans to find additional information about the Bachelor of Science in Biology, including the courses you will take when you're a biology major at Eastern.