Courses offered in the Biology Department allows students to choose from several areas of study, including preparation for graduate programs, careers in the health sciences or industry or other areas in the biological sciences. Drake University's biology program is notable for having every faculty member actively engaged in research and a rich diversity of courses in traditional and modern areas of biology.
Students who earn a B.S. or B.A. degree in biology and who meet the entrance requirements may apply to schools of medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, veterinary medicine, physical therapy or other health related programs. Further opportunities include advanced study in graduate school or career positions with industry, government or private agencies in biologically related fields such as biotechnology and conservation biology.