Biology Major

Biology is an exciting field centered on the study of the living world. Unique opportunities at Bethany include our cadaver dissection course and a wealth of options for field research.

Bethany’s biology major is designed to prepare you for human, field, or cellular biology. Students receive valuable one-on-one time with supportive faculty members as they learn techniques used in biology and develop skills for their future careers. Read more.

Potential Careers

Biology majors often enter these careers:

  • Medicine/dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Research/testing
  • Physical therapy
  • Environmental education
  • Microbiology/pathology
  • Wildlife management
  • Plant science
  • Lab technician
Pre-professional programs

These guidelines can help you choose coursework:

Student & Alumni Profiles

Read our Biology student and alumni profiles to learn from others' experiences in our Biology program.

What sets us apart

Cadaver Dissection - This experience in human gross anatomy sets our students apart when applying to grad school.

Field Biology - Get involved with Hawk Watch or The Cobb River Project, a collaboration between Bethany and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Facilities - Check out the Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics, a 53,000 square foot facility.

Biology Profiles
Rebecca Jahns
Alumna Profile: Rebecca (Riediger) Jahns (2014)
Becky is a husbandry assistant-LTE at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo, in Green Bay Wisconsin.
Catherine Caflisch
Alumna Profile: Katherine Caflisch (2016)
Catherine is a PhD student at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics track with an expected graduation date in 2022.
Alumna Profile: Kristen (Scislow) Budahn (2008)
Family practice physician, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Glencoe, Minnesota.
Alumna Profile: Allison Petzel (2008)
Allison is in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, and will be graduating in May, 2015.
Alumna Profile: Sarah Kruckeberg (2014)
Sarah Kruckeberg is a 2014 biology graduate and is currently in the South Dakota State University pharmacy graduate program.
Kelly Widhammer
Student Profile: Kelly Widhammer
Major: BiologyMinors: Chemistry and BusinessHometown: Oak Harbor, Washington Tell us about your independent research project.My research project was basically testing combinations...
Alumna Profile: Heather Carmichael (2014)
Graduated May 2018 from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' Program in Physical Therapy with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and currently a Traveling Physical Therapist.
Alyssa Rau
Student Profile: Alyssa Rau
Major: BiologyHometown: Sarona, Wisconsin Tell us about your internship with the DNR in Spooner, Wisconsin.I worked mostly at the fish hatchery where I helped in the process of...
Megan Slaker
Alumna Profile: Megan Slaker (2011)
Megan is currently a Ph.D. student at Washington State University in the neuroscience program.