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Natural Sciences Department

OIT Biology gel students

Many students have an interest in biology. At Oregon Tech we have designed two programs that prepare graduates for rewarding careers that require a strong foundation in biology. For outdoor or field-oriented options, please refer to the Environmental Sciences program. For medically-oriented options in biology, please see our Biology-Health Sciences program.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
Minor in Biology


Klamath Falls

Biology Health-Sciences

For medically-oriented options in biology, visit the Biology-Health Sciences program. It offers a strong preparation to apply to professional programs, exceeding the minimum requirements for highly competitive fields such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Physician Assistant, and others. With dedicated faculty focused on teaching and small classes centered on fields with greater relevance to modern medicine, students are very successful in reaching their goals.

Environmental Sciences

For outdoor or field-oriented biology, visit the Environmental Sciences program. It offers several pathways including Watershed Science that can readily be tailored to biological interests and student research projects. Graduates often go on to careers with public and private agencies such as US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and the Nature Conservancy.

Biology Minor

Course requirements for the Biology Minor are one year of Principles of Biology (BIO 211/212/213) and 12 credits of upper-division (300 or above) biology courses. Contact Prof. Kerry Byrne for more details.

For More Information

Rosalind McClure

Rosalind McClure, Associate Professor

I am the chair of the Natural Sciences department. I advise students in the pre-CLS program on the Klamath Falls campus, too.