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Biology

Want to prepare for medical school, graduate study or a top-notch job? Study the principles of life from the molecular level to the biosphere.

A biology student carefully places samples into a tray

We train our majors broadly across all areas of biology from the biomedical to the ecological using an evolution-centered curriculum. Many biology students are interested in attending medical, dental or some other health professions school, while others are interested in working in academia or research.

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Sample Courses


  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Genetics
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Topics in Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Virology
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for our undergraduate program. For information on our graduate programs, please see our graduate admission requirements.

Our Faculty


Research plays a major role in the professional life of our tenure-track faculty. These research programs support our teaching mission and allow us to engage our students in the process of science. Many of our faculty members also serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee. Meet our faculty.

What Sets Us Apart


Our students get accepted to medical school at twice the national average. They also score in the 74-88th percentiles on the ETS Major Field Test, which assesses mastery of concepts expected of students who have completed or are nearing completion of a specific program of study.

TCU is home to excellent laboratory facilities, a culture of personal attention and opportunities to participate in research with faculty.

We also offer a minor in Cultural Awareness in Health and Health Care.

Career Prospects


As a biology graduate, you may choose to pursue medical, dental or another professional school after graduation. Others may work at health care and technology-related companies such as:

  • Reliance Clinical Testing
  • Progressive Psychiatry
  • PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.
  • USMD Health Systems
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Texas Health Resources