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General Biology at Washington State University

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General Biology at Washington State University

Every general biology school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the biology program at Washington State University stacks up to those at other schools.

Wazzu is located in Pullman, Washington and approximately 31,607 students attend the school each year. Of the 5,827 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2019, 185 of them were general biology majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Biology section at the bottom of this page.

Wazzu General Biology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
  • Master’s Degree in Biology
  • Doctorate Degree in Biology

Online Classes Are Available at Wazzu

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Wazzu offers distance education options for biology at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Wazzu General Biology Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks biology programs across the country. The following shows how Wazzu performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The biology major at Wazzu is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 71
Best Value General Biology Schools 134

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in biology from Wazzu. This makes it the #259 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 2 students who received their doctoral degrees in biology, making the school the #133 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from Wazzu Make?

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Wazzu is $29,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 5% higher than the national average of $27,600 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.

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Biology Student Demographics at Wazzu

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at Washington State University.

Wazzu General Biology Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 185 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from Wazzu. About 36% were men and 64% were women.

Wazzu Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in biology at Wazzu are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's in biology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Washington State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 118
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

Wazzu General Biology Master’s Program

20% Women
Of the 5 biology students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from Wazzu, about 80% were men and 20% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 35% men graduate in biology each year. Wazzu does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 45% more men than average.

Wazzu Gender Breakdown of General Biology Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a biology master's degree from Wazzu, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Washington State University with a master's in biology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Washington State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Wazzu also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2019, 2 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into

A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WA, the home state for Washington State University.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
High School Teachers 14,560 $67,550
Medical Scientists 5,570 $90,290
Natural Sciences Managers 1,810 $153,600
Biological Scientists 1,270 $85,200
Biological Science Professors 1,060 $85,990

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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