Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Information on the the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN BIOLOGY DEGREES The OLLU Biology Program offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Biology Bachelor of Science in Biology A Biology degree from Our Lady of the Lake University prepares students for careers in health professions, environmental science, teaching and research. OLLU has been nationally recognized for its success with promoting Hispanics in the important STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Class sizes in the Biology department are limited to 24 students, which allows for faculty members to develop personal relationships with students and provide them with the individualized help they need to succeed in the program. Alumni often comment on how they feel better prepared for the intensity of the work in graduate and professional programs than their peers who attended larger universities for their undergraduate programs. Biology majors choose to either enter the work force directly or go on to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and other fields. Some graduates also select to attend graduate schools to study in fields such as biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, toxicology or cellular and molecular biology. Teacher Certification Option: • Bachelor of Arts in Biology for Grades 7-12 Life Science Certification SIGMA ZETA Once students reach their sophomore year, they have the opportunity to join Sigma Zeta, the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society. Two faculty members from the biology department, Jim Hall, PhD, and Cary Guffey, PhD, have served on Sigma Zeta’s National Executive Council. OLLU has hosted Sigma Zeta’s national convention twice in the last ten years. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Cary Guffey, PhD Associate Professor of Biology Biology Program Head 210-434-6711, ext. 2466 email@example.com THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. MODERNIZED FACILITIES In 2009, OLLU received a $2.43 million grant for upgrades to the labs, facilities and equipment of OLLU’s science and mathematics programs. The grant allowed OLLU to modernize all biology and chemistry labs, upgrade and build new computer labs and outfit the research labs. Students have access to the labs after classes and on weekends to conduct research, study for tests and check on specimens. Students studying the sciences and humanities also benefit from the recent incorporation of Anatomy in Clay® to anatomy laboratories. SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the Biology curriculum, students will study various topics including: • Anatomy and Physiology • Zoology • Molecular and Cellular Biology • Organ Physiology • Ecology • Genetics • Biochemistry • Reproductive Biology • Microbiology A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. Dec. 2013