The UCF Department of Biology offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Biology. The core curriculum provides a background in chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences, as well as broad preparation in the biological sciences. Selection of electives, in consultation with a faculty advisor, permits emphasis of a subspecialty (e.g., molecular biology, conservation biology, marine biology). Preprofessional students can follow a track of restricted and unrestricted electives to satisfy professional school (e.g., medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary) admission requirements while completing their B.S. degree in Biology. Research experience and exposure to specialized topics not taught through formal courses may be gained through independent study contracts. Graduates are well prepared to further their education in professional or graduate schools. Additionally, this diverse background and training in the sciences opens career opportunities for graduates in areas outside of traditional biological fields.