MajorBiological Sciences with Biological / Biomedical Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in biological sciences—biological / biomedical emphasis—will expand your knowledge of biology and chemistry. 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 with a biological / biomedical emphasis is the right fit for you.

Students measuring a frog.

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 cell invasion in 3D environments

As a biological sciences student you can pursue your 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 major in biological sciences, leading to the Bachelor of Science with a biological/biomedical emphasis, requires a minimum of 40 credit hours of biological sciences coursework. Up to 50 hours may be taken for credit.


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, life and medical sciences, education, pharmaceutical manufacturing and scientific consulting.