About Biology

The study of life is a great way to make a living.

Did you know that you are mostly made up of empty space? Did you know a baby has more bones than an adult, or that our cells actually commit suicide on a regular basis? Life is an endlessly fascinating subject to study, and biologists spend a lifetime doing it.

Your study of Biology can take you in a number of directions in your career. One of the most obvious and most in demand fields is medicine, especially here in Kansas where there is a doctor shortage in every county. There are also many opportunities in Medical Laboratory Science these days, and the demand for nurses here and nationwide has rarely been higher. The biology curriculum integrates well with our respected Nursing program to prepare students to pursue their Bachelor of Science degree.

Biotech: The future has already arrived at Butler.

Biology is a field that has greatly benefited from advancing technology, and you’ll find it in abundance in the labs at Butler, including our new Biotechnology Lab on our El Dorado Campus. The lab was developed in partnership with Manhattan Area Technical College to prepare students for growing career opportunities in the fascinating field of biotechnology.

You’ll rub elbows, in both the lab and our small classes, with Butler’s highly qualified Biology faculty, all of whom are ready and willing to pass on their enthusiasm for the subject to their students. You may also conduct your own research at an advanced academic level and present your findings at scientific meetings.

Of course, our goal is to prepare you to practice what we teach. That’s why we also give you the opportunity to get out in the real world as a budding scientist through our Service Learning programs where you may do research for various community organizations or work with the Nature Conservancy to save the rainforest.

Want to learn more about Biology? Here are a few informative sites you can review:

http://www.microbeworld.org/ - Microbe World website and links to podcasts

http://www.aibs.org/careers/ - Careers in the Biological Sciences

http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/careers/careers - Health Careers

Your degree in Biology can lead to a career in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Horticulture
  • Marine Biology
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine