Professor Dave Berg showing a student a organism under a microscope.
 Paul Harding standing in front of the classroom teaching his students about genetics.
 Professor Carolyn Keiffer teaching behind a desk.

Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Biology

The Applied Biology major consists of seven courses, two professional certificate programs, and a "Tools" requirement. The "Tools" requirement is a non-biology minor or certificate that provides students with additional skills that are useful to professional biologists.

Two Concentrations

The new major in Applied Biology has two concentrations: Environmental Biology, and Human Biology and Health Sciences

The two concentrations are designed to meet the needs of employers in Southwest Ohio. For example, professional biologists with training in Environmental Biology are required by regional employers such as Procter & Gamble, the U.S. and Ohio EPAs, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and environmental consulting firms. The Human Biology & Health Sciences concentration will make students ready for careers in biomedical sciences for regional employers such as Q Labs, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MedPace and other regional employers involved in healthcare and biotechnology. This concentration also prepares students to attend professional schools in the health sciences, and prepares them for medical, dental, or pharmacy school.

Learn more about this major.

View course plans for Environmental Biology and Human Biology and Health Sciences.

Support for Oxford-based Majors and Minors

We support many Oxford-based majors, minors, and thematic sequences. Although you can't fully complete these at the Regionals, you can take advantage of the flexibility, convenience, and affordability of our many course offerings.


  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology


  • Horticulture
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology

Thematic Sequences

  • BIO 1 Conservation and the Environment
  • BIO 2 Molecular Processes: From Cells to Whole Plants
  • BIO 3 Plant Ecology
  • BIO 4 Plant Structure and Development
  • BIO 5 Concepts in Physiology
  • BIO 6 Animal Diversity
  • MBI 1 Biomedical Science
  • MBI 2 Molecular Genetics