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- We are the largest science major at Clemson.
- Our students have a chance to study abroad on the island of Dominica.
- Biological sciences is the most popular major for students preparing for medical or dental school admission.
- As a Bachelor of Arts student, you can choose to double major in biological sciences and secondary education.
Biology is the study of life, and a major in biology is as diverse as life itself. You may be interested in studying at the cellular level, or you may be interested in looking at mammals as large as elephants. You may want a better understanding of human biology, or you may be more interested in plants. With a major in biological sciences you’ll take on course work that will help you understand the breadth of biology, but you have great flexibility to tailor the program to your specific interests. We offer both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences. The Bachelor of Science is a more comprehensive science degree and is preferred for those who wish to pursue scientific careers, enter professional school or continue into graduate programs requiring a strong science foundation. The Bachelor of Arts provides a strong foundation in biology and is ideal for students planning a career in health care, law, policy or secondary science teaching.