UW Bothell Announces Biology as a New Degree Option


Wednesday, August 11, 2010
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu


BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell is pleased to announce 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, please see http://www.uwb.edu/scitech or stop by the Welcome Desk on campus in the UW1 Building.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (LMBA) at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue, WA.