Let Your Curiosity Guide You
As part of the Biology program, students can complete research projects with faculty and other classmates. These projects provide opportunities to explore the world and search to find the answers to commonly, or not so commonly, asked questions. Students are encouraged to use their own curiosity to develop their research questions. Additionally, some students are able to present their research at local or national conferences.
Career Prep and Graduate School
Biology students go on to enter the work force directly for employers like Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Brooks Air Force Base and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center among other places. Other graduates go on to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing and other fields.
Take Your Biology Degree to Medical School
OLLU has an articulation agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) for students wishing to go to medical, dental or pharmacy school after graduating. Through the agreement, OLLU students who meet certain criteria and are accepted to the program are guaranteed a spot at LECOM once they graduate from OLLU. OLLU also participates in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) -- a partnership that allows students who meet certain criteria to gain early admission into a Texas medical school.
Earn a Bilingual Biology Degree
Spanish-speaking students can earn a Biology degree with dual-language emphasis through the Bilterate Certificate Program. Students take specialized Spanish classes and fulfill a portion of their major requirements by taking courses taught in Spanish. Earning the certificate certifies that a student is proficient in both English and Spanish. Learn more about the Biliterate Certificate Program.