Field MajorBiological Sciences

WSU’s biological sciences field major offers a broad and flexible curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or bachelor of general studies (BGS) degree. You’ll have access to research and internships, faculty who are active in their fields, and modern, well-equipped labs—preparing you for professional careers and graduate school.

Learn how biological sciences is the right fit for you.

Students working in the field doing research.
WSU’s biological field station on the Ninnescah River features 330 acres of native prairie, wetlands and woodland.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Graduate research explores glioblastoma tumor cells invasion in 3D environments

Biological Sciences students can pursue their own research projects.

Graduate student Pranita Kaphle always dreamed of making a difference in cancer research. Now she is researching the migration of cancer cells in a 3D environment and hopes her studies will help find a way to inhibit tumor cell invasion.


A BA or BGS in biological sciences equips you with diverse knowledge in biology, in addition to exposure to a broad range of liberal arts courses based on your interests and career goals.


Graduates of the biological sciences program are frequently employed as technicians in labs involved in basic biological research or applied research. They work in fields such as the physical, engineering and life sciences, education, pharmaceutical manufacturing and scientific consulting.

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