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A biology degree from TWU provides students with a broad training in the fundamentals of the life sciences. Students take courses that allow them to understand the structure, function, growth, distribution and evolution of both living and extinct organisms.
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Program Description

Through small class sizes, in-depth study, and field study, students will explore the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basis of inheritance, and evolution as the driving force for the creation of new species.

The study of biology at Tennessee Wesleyan involves work at all levels of the field, from DNA to ecosystems. This major will allow students to engage in hands-on lab and field experiences in order to understand the living world with a critical eye and scientific perspective.


Students working toward their degree in biology have multiple options beyond their foundational biology curriculum.

  • General Biology emphasis trains students for a variety of opportunities within the field of science, including marine biology, physiology, horticulture, among numerous others.
  • Pre-professional emphasis prepares students to apply for medical school or veterinary school.
  • Environmental Science allows for further study of the environment, with the help of the Kilbride Nature Sanctuary
  • Secondary Education emphasis prepares students for teaching licensure in grades 6-12. 

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