MajorBiological Sciences with Ecological / Environmental / Organismal Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in biological sciences—ecological / environmental / organismal emphasis—will expand your knowledge of biology and chemistry in the classroom and through research and internship opportunities. You'll learn from faculty who are active researchers in their field and have access to modern, well-equipped research laboratories—equipping you for professional careers and graduate school.

Learn how biological sciences with an ecological / environmental / organismal 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

WSU group works to save destruction of the iconic palm tree

Biological Sciences students can pursue their own research projects.

WSU biology students and a professor have created a web site and mobile app to help people identify beetles that are destroying palm trees in Hawaii. They hope to stop the spread of this destructive species.


A major in biological sciences, leading to the Bachelor of Arts with an    ecological / environmental / organismal emphasis, requires 35 credit hours of biological sciences coursework.


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.