College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Butler’s Department of Biological Sciences will prepare you to excel as a broadly-trained scientist, capable of thriving in multiple fields. Butler Biology alumni have careers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biological and medical research, business, law, education, government, and biotechnology, just to name a few. The curriculum is intentionally designed to provide students with scientific foundations as well as the literature, laboratory, experimental design, and communication skills to succeed in any field or profession. With a high placement rate, Butler’s Biology graduates enjoy successful and fulfilling careers throughout the entire country.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • BI210, Genetics—Fundamentals
  • BI220, Cellular and Molecular Biology—Fundamentals
  • BI230, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology— Fundamentals
  • BI250, Biostatistics—Fundamentals
  • BI308, Tropical Field Biology
  • BI411, Principles of Physiology

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Biology major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.