Choose your area of study with NAU’s Department of Biological Sciences

In all of our cutting-edge scientific programs, you’ll engage in research and work with high-caliber, research-focused faculty members in the field, laboratories, and interactive classrooms. Our degree programs also include a range of career paths in biological and biomedical sciences.

Through our graduate biological sciences programs, you’ll conduct your own research and work closely with expert faculty. Scholarly activities feature an ideal balance of academic rigor and flexibility, allowing you to tailor a program of study that meets your personal and career goals.


2,970

undergraduate students

57

master’s degree students

58

phd students


Where possibilities become reality

NAU is more than a place. It’s an experience that promotes ideas, fosters engagement, builds relationships, and changes lives.

With 158 degree programs, in-person and online, NAU can help you make your greatest ambitions reality.

Eligible undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students can receive a $10,000 International Excellence Scholarship!


Among the Best Biological Sciences Programs
— U.S. News and World Report
Best Colleges for Biology
— Niche.com

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Biology, Bachelor of Science
  • Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science
  • Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science
  • Microbiology, Bachelor of Science
  • Secondary Education – Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Biology, Minor
  • Biotechnology, Undergraduate Certificate
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management, Undergraduate Certificate

Graduate Degrees

  • MS Biological Sciences
  • PhD Biological Sciences

A biological sciences degree from NAU prepares you for a successful career with:

  • Medical corporations
  • Biological testing laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • State or federal government agencies

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