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Biological Sciences B.S.

Bring Your Love of Biology to Life

A Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from University of Houston-Clear Lake will give you a broad base of knowledge in the life sciences and prepare you for advanced study in the biomedical, biotechnical and environmental fields. You must choose one of the following specializations to focus your academic pursuits:

  • Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology
  • Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic/Marine
  • Physiology/Pre-Health
  • Plant Science

From the Classroom to the Real World

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for biological scientists is expected to climb about 21 percent through 2018, a much faster rate than the average for other occupations. UHCL’s College of Science and Engineering creates opportunities to put your knowledge to use in private industry and corporations, nonprofit organizations, and local, state and federal agencies. As a student, you can get involved by engaging in applied research in medicine, aerospace, biotechnology and chemistry.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Biological Sciences B.S. Faculty

Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia

Thomas Garcia

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3740
Email: GarciaT@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Thomas Garcia Faculty Bio

Stephen Gruber
Stephen Michael Gruber

Stephen Michael Gruber

Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3779
Email: gruber@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Stephen Michael Gruber Faculty Bio

George Guillen
George Guillen

George Guillen

Executive Director of Environmental Institute of Houston and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,

Contact number: 281-283-3950
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

George Guillen Faculty Bio

Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3745
Email: howardc@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-12

Cynthia L. Howard Faculty Bio

Michael LaMontagne
LaMontagne

Michael LaMontagne

Assistant Professor of Microbiology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3754
Email: LaMontagne@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121-4

Michael LaMontagne Faculty Bio

Ronald Mills
Ronald Mills

W. Ronald Mills

Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: mills@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-1

W. Ronald Mills Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr. Faculty Bio

Bazlur Rashid
Bazlur Rashid

Bazlur Rashid

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3756
Email: rashid@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-11

Bazlur Rashid Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Department Chair of Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3743
Email: rohde@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-6

Larry Rohde Faculty Bio

Patricia Trubl
Patricia Trubl

Patricia Trubl

Lecturer of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3762
Email: Trubl@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Patricia Trubl Faculty Bio

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez
Lory Santiago-Vázquez

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez

Program Chair of Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3776
Email: santiago@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez Faculty Bio

Brian Stephens
Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens

Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology, and Program Chair of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3798
Email: Stephensb@UHCL.edu
Office: B3525

Brian Stephens Faculty Bio

Brian Wasko

Brian Wasko

Assistant Professor,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3793
Email: wasko@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Brian Wasko Faculty Bio