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Undergraduate

Welcome to our Undergraduate Program

A major in biology is valuable because of the important role that biology plays in our everyday lives. An understanding of basic biological principles is crucial in interpreting the implications of environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, the impact of genetic engineering and biotechnology in crop improvement, the treatment of disease, forensic medicine, and legal and ethical issues associated with the above.

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Division of Biosciences Building

 

This degree prepares students for professional programs as well as for advanced degrees in the biological sciences.

Program Information and Resources

Major and Minor Degrees
Detailed information about undergraduate degrees

Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary).

Undergraduate Courses & Course Schedules
See all course descriptions and up to date course schedules. 

Syllabi
Access syllabi for current and past Biology courses.

Advisement
Contacts for Undergraduate advisement

Scholarships
The Division does not offer scholarships but provides resources. 

Careers
Several career academic, private, and public pathway resources

Support our Department

Your contributions keep us going! There are numerous ways to give. You can donate or attend our events.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty. 

Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to a student who has not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to The University of Georgia.