Biology Programs

Undergraduate Programs 

Biology Majors

Each of these options leads to a BS degree and allows for many career opportunities. 

Degree Planning Resources

Use these resources to help plan your course schedule: 

Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science Major (MLS) is offered in cooperation with several clinical internship sites. 

This major is intended for career-minded students interested in pursuing certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientists by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). 

The medical laboratory scientist assists the physician by providing vital quantitative information needed in diagnoses and therapeutic management of patients. 

Employment opportunities will be in a medical laboratory setting, working with human body fluids and tissues.


For students majoring in other fields, our department offers a Biology minor, consisting of courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. This minor is designed to supplement majors in all fields of study at WSU.

Pre-Professional Sequences

The Biology Department sponsors 8 pre-professional sequences designed to prepare students to pursue an advanced degree at another college or university. 

These are not degree programs (a major or minor) at WSU, but rather a curated series of courses. For example, you could choose a Biology- Allied Health major and follow a Pre-Physician Assistant course sequence. 

Graduate Program

WSU’s Biology Department offers a Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM) in Applied Research and Management. This degree provides you with advanced training, greater professional mobility, and improved job security. 

Our PSM is:

  • An advanced degree for professionals and recent graduates wishing to further their careers in science-related fields
  • A technical degree with emphases in composite materials engineering, geoscience, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, biology, and health, exercise and rehabilitation sciences
  • A scientific degree integrating hands-on technical and management training
  • An engaging program that allows you to earn university credits for work with a partnered employer
  • A graduate program that lets you work-learn-earn your degree while remaining employed
Contact the Biology Department
Biology Department
Pasteur 220
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Mary Diekmann
Office Manager


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Dr. Amy Runck
Department Chair
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