Become a biology major at UW-Eau Claire to discover your potential. We will prepare you for obtaining a bachelor's degree in biology degree by integrating a liberal arts education into your time on campus.
In the biology degree program, you'll learn from professors who are passionate about their craft. They will encourage you to challenge your ideas, explore the unknown and experience work that you can't get on other campuses. UW-Eau Claire is unique because you will have opportunities that you can't have anywhere else such as biology research, study abroad opportunities and internships.
The biology department at UW-Eau Claire is very generous to its students. We strive to recognize students who are hard-working with a desire to transform their education into something more than just a piece of paper.
Biology degree scholarships
There are thousands of dollars in scholarships offered to those seeking a biology degree from UW-Eau Claire. The biology department is one of the largest departments for endowments on campus, nearly $70,000 spread over thirty different scholarships. Generous alumni want to help biology majors pay for their education by offering countless scholarships. Our biology faculty also have the opportunity to receive aid to help them grow in their professional development which in turn can be put back into their students.
One unique aspect of the biology bachelor's degree program is that should you ever need to travel as part of a course or research project, as a biology major, you can apply for scholarships to have your travel paid for. It's a perk to exploring new avenues.
Learn more about additional biology scholarships available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
UW-Eau Claire financial aid
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the financial aid applications and payments as seamless as possible. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your Business degree. Get in touch with our financial aid staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—Our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid.
- Program length: Four years
- Availability: Campus
- Biology Minor
- Biology Club
- Molecular Movement
- Pre-Professional Health Club
- Reef Team
- Tri Beta Society
Engaged faculty who will know you by name. All biology courses at UW-Eau Claire are taught by faculty. You won't find any TA's here. Our faculty care about their craft and invest in their students. Your professors will know you by name and will do all they can to support you in earning your bachelor's degree. Utilize them to get the most out of your education, whether it's through research collaborations or by asking for a letter of recommendation.
Opportunities to take your studies to the field. At UW-Eau Claire, we believe that in order to get the most out of your education, you need to have real-life experiences outside of the classroom. Many biology majors study abroad while others are able to take field trips closer to home. No matter which you prefer, you can be assured that you'll have countless opportunities to explore and discover.
Biology majors are doing awesome things. They are taking the liberal arts core education they obtained at UWEC and finding a career in a biology career that interests them. See below what some of our awesome alumni are doing now.
Where our biology degree alumni are now
- Senior director; Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals; Madison, Wisconsin
- Biology instructor; Pine Technical and Community College; Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Global localization project manager; Apple Inc, Cupertino, California
- Biological technician
- Genetic counselor
- Health communications specialist
- Health educator
- Pharmaceutical /Medical product sales representative
- Government Agency employees such as Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USGS, USDA, National Park Service, EPA, NIH
UW-Eau Claire is such a friendly and supportive campus that it allows every student to have meaningful relationships with faculty, other students, and the community. As a Blugold I have learned so much from my professors and other students, and about myself. These relationships and experiences have helped me become who I am today.
Biology majors will experience a transformational education that goes beyond the general subjects you may think of when biology comes to mind. Yes, you will get the opportunity to learn about general biology subjects, but you'll also take classes that will prepare you for a well rounded liberal arts education. By having the liberal arts core at the heart of your biology bachelor's degree, you can leverage your experience in multiple subject areas when applying for jobs. You can expect to learn about biology subjects that interest you and perhaps explore some you want to learn more about.
Graduation requirements for biology degree
120 credits minimum required to graduate
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Core biology required classes (36 credits)
Additional courses (27 credits)
View more in UWEC course catalog.
Top classes for biology degree majors
Animal Form and Function
Plant Form and Function