The Biology program focuses on an organismal approach to the life sciences, emphasizing integrated ecological and co-evolutionary studies of plants and animals through field work in the Chihuahuan Desert region. It offers broad training in aspects of biology and prepares students for advanced specialty disciplines.

In addition, students can also work toward either life science or composite science teaching certification, or toward an associate certification as a wildlife biologist as set forth by the Wildlife Society, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  The Bachelor of Science can be tailored to field biologist, laboratory-focused biology, and various pre-health professions.  The Biology program advised for pre-medical, pre-dental,  and other pre-health science disciplines.