Program description

The Biology program at Texas A&M University –San Antonio offers upper division courses that range from molecular biology and cell physiology to organismal plant and animal courses, including evolution and ecology. We offer programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science with Teaching Certification in Biology degrees. Our class sizes are small with 24 to 35 students, allowing our faculty to provide one on one instruction and to create an atmosphere conducive to interactive learning.

Our program offers many laboratory courses for students to gain hands-on experience in both the field and the lab.  We have three new state-of-the-art labs dedicated to Molecular Biology, Field Biology, and Organic Chemistry in our new Central Academic Building.  In addition, our field courses are conducted on our 600 acres of undeveloped land. 

Our close working relationship with the nearby Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, extension agencies of the Texas A&M System, and Texas Biomedical Research Institued offers opportunities for students to become involved in research projects on a diversity of topics including plant and animal diversity, water quality and remediation, land management, and biomedical modeling.

For other questions related to the Biology program, please contact Dr. Megan R. Wise de Valdez, Assistant Professor of Biology, phone (210) 784-2218; email Megan.WisedeValdez@tamusa.edu.

Mission

The Biology Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio aims to provide an upper level collegiate life science curriculum with broad coverage of common major topics within the discipline of biology.  Successful students majoring in biology at Texas A&M-San Antonio will gain an appreciation for the diversity of living organisms, an understanding of how biological science impacts the environment and society, and acquire knowledge of and experience with a variety of approaches used to study them.