Biological Sciences

A scientific foundation for a world of opportunities.

Studying Biology prepares you to excel as a broadly trained scientist, with coursework in scientific foundations, literature, laboratory, and experimental design.

Use the tools of scientific investigation.

As a Butler Biology major, you will actively use the tools of scientific investigation in labs and fieldwork in courses examining biological organization at many levels—from molecular and cellular to organisms and populations, and through ecosystems. You’ll enjoy hands-on learning through the Fundamentals Courses, advanced electives, a senior capstone course, and on-campus partnerships.

We also encourage you to team with faculty mentors in challenging research, covering topics such as genetics, animal behavior, neurobiology, plant development, ecology, and biomechanics.

Biology FAQs

Graduating with a Biology degree opens up a gateway for an extensive list of health-related careers and post-graduate opportunities in masters and doctoral programs. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Biochemist
  • Biostatistician
  • Dentist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Hospital Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Microbiologist
  • Nurse
  • Toxicologist

The national average for jobs earned with a Biology degree is $72,464 a year. Annual salaries range as high as $147,500 and as low as $21,000, depending on the location and job title.

Yes, Biology is a STEM major. While studying Biological Sciences at Butler, students participate in scientific research and inquiry. Developing and applying skilled and innovative scientific techniques in all areas of biology is crucial to understanding the fundamental truths of the science of the natural world.

Biology-Biomedical Engineering Dual Degree

Earn two degrees in one program—Biology from Butler and Biomedical Engineering from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. The rapidly expanding field of biomedical engineering combines expertise in biomaterials, biomechanics, instrumentation, and tissue engineering to dramatically improve life as we know it.