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Biology, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

With a focus on molecular environmental biology, our Bachelor of Science in Biology will provide you with skills and experience that can be immediately applied to the workforce or to continued training and graduate-level study, including medical school or veterinary school. In this program, you can expect to learn by doing and experiencing. You will literally get your hands dirty to solve problems and accomplish learning objectives.

The molecular environmental biology program includes a unique combination of biology, chemistry, physics, math and social sciences coursework, supplemented with science communication, leadership and professional development opportunities to produce well-rounded students. Learning outcomes in every course include professionalism, self-awareness and respect.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will receive inquiry-based learning through hands-on fieldwork in the environment.
  • State-of-the-art skills and problem-driven experiences will be practiced in each course, lab and field assignment.
  • Extensive networking opportunities with professionals, whose experience includes soil science, urban biomes and wetlands and all areas of biomedicine, will be available to you.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.
Professor Good assisting students in the bio lab

Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Research or diagnostic analysis
  • Conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Public health or policy
  • Science writing and communication

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Conservation scientist and forester $61,340/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent increase

  • Environmental scientist $73,130/year

Job outlook through 2028: 8 percent increase

  • Agriculture and food scientist $64,020/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Biological technician $44,500/year

Job outlook through 2028: 7 percent increase

  • Veterinarian technician $36,260/year

Job outlook through 2028: 15 percent increase

  • Urban and regional planner* $73,050/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase

  • Physicians and surgeons* $208,000/year

Job outlook through 2028: 3 percent decrease

  • Veterinarian* $99,250/year

Job outlook through 2028: 17 percent increase

* will require additional education


Internship Opportunities

To help launch this new program, we are working with the following partners, among others, to offer internship opportunities for our students:

  • Conservation and land use organizations, such as Allen County Department of Environmental Management or Allen County Department of Planning Services
  • Agricultural and biomedical companies
  • Foundations for restoration and preservation of local ecology
  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation for horticulture
  • Public health and public policy organizations, such as Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health
  • Regional universities for biomedical or agricultural research
  • Government agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels, such as city utilities, surveyors and USDA/NRCS

Dr. Julie Davis Good

Program Lead

Professor Good is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in biomedical research settings from academia to the government sector. Her focus is cell and molecular biology.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Biology, pre-medicine, Hanover College