UW News

August 19, 2010

UW Bothell announces biology as a new degree option

The UW Bothell has announced that the Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved its proposal for a Bachelor of Science degree offering in biology.

The degree will be administered by UW Bothell’s new Science and Technology Program, and will provide students with a foundation in Biology that will enable them to pursue careers or graduate study in medicine, dentistry, health, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, ecology, biology, and biology education.

The curriculum combines theory with hands-on experience that draws on UW Bothell’s strengths: small classes; strong faculty-student mentorship; integrative, problem-based teaching approaches; and research and internship opportunities outside the classroom. In addition to Biology coursework, students are required to take a course in Bioethics as well as a course connecting Biology and Society.

Undergraduate research is an essential part of the degree program, and new biology lab space designed specifically for student research is currently under construction.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity to our students,” says Professor and Science and Technology Program Director Warren W. Buck.

New students may apply for Winter 2011 admission. For more information, go to the website or stop by the Welcome Desk on campus in the UW1 Building.