Earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology 

Biology Student

Want to study dolphin acoustics, black corals of the deep sea, shark physiology or proteins that could be used to treat COVID-19?  If so, a biology major at University of South Carolina Beaufort may be the right choice for you!

A Bachelor of Science in Biology provides students with:

  • Comprehensive exposure to the biological sciences at the molecular, physiological, organismal and ecological levels
  • Deep understanding of the concepts and processes underlying the biological sciences plus practical skills learned via lab work and fieldwork
  • Critical thinking skills, analytical techniques and problem solving skills applied to biological problems
  • Experience with research techniques
  • Ability to apply the scientific method to expand scientific knowledge and understanding

Program of Study

Optional Concentrations

At USCB, Biology can also be a minor or a concentration for students majoring in other disciplines. Our concentrations are Coastal Ecology & Conservation, Marine Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. For more information, email


Alex Jonguitud
“I conducted research in Dr. Ritchie’s and Dr. Chojnowski’s labs looking to apply knowledge I learned in class. Although I was pre-med at the time, learning from them led me into a research-based medical track. Working in their labs made me a competitive applicant for many different programs. I was selected for opportunities to do research at the University of Iowa and now at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I could not be more grateful for the staff at USCB for academically preparing me for my professional career. ”
Alex Jonguitud
Biology Major, Class of 2020