Bachelor's Degree in Biology
The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers a biology major with four tracks:
- Molecular bioscience
- Vertebrate structure and function
- Ecology and evolution
- Certification to teach biology at the secondary level
The department also offers a minor in biology.
Hands-On Experience Outside the Classroom
- Original research | All students have the opportunity to do original research with a faculty member. Students have a chance to present their research at regional and national conferences, and some have even traveled internationally.
- Summer research | Students may gain experience during summer research programs at major research institutions such as the Sowers Institute for Medical Research, University of Kansas, University of Missouri and Quintiles.
- Health care observation | Students preparing for a career in health care participate in shadowing experiences with health care professionals.
- Natural areas | Baker maintains the Baker Wetlands, the
Ivan L. Boyd Arboretum and Ivan L. Boyd Woods for research and observation.
Preparation for Graduate School
About 60% of our biology majors go on to earn a master's degree or PhD or to earn an advanced degree in one of these fields:
Learn more about preprofessional programs.
Preparation for a Career
Baker biology graduates get jobs as:
- Science teachers
- Junior scientists in research labs and for the Environmental Protection Agency
- Wildlife biologists for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
- Park rangers Army Corps of Engineers
Students interested in the study of biology may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus: