Explore the biology degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Become a biology major at the University of Wisconsin-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.

Biology degree scholarships and financial aid

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.

Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire

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.

Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.

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Quick Facts

Biology program details
  • Program length: Four years
  • Availability: Campus
  • Biology Minor
Student organizations
  • Biology Club
  • Conservationists
  • Molecular Movement 
  • Pre-Professional Health Club
  • Reef Team
  • Tri Beta Society

Biology bachelor’s degree program highlights

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. 

What Jobs can you get with a biology degree from UWEC?

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 are biology degree alumni now?

Biology careers

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, other students and about myself. These relationships and experiences have helped me become who I am today.

Katelyn Kleutsch | Biology

Biology bachelor’s degree program curriculum

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

Foundational Core
Animal Form and Function
Plant Form and Function

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