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General Biology at Clemson University

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General Biology at Clemson University

The General Biology major is part of the biological & biomedical sciences program at Clemson University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how Clemson ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in biology.

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General Biology Degrees Available at Clemson

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

Clemson Biology Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for biology majors, Clemson came in at #33. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in South Carolina.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for General Biology 33
Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans 53
Most Popular Colleges for General Biology 57

Popularity of Biology at Clemson

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Clemson University handed out 284 bachelor's degrees in general biology. Due to this, the school was ranked #57 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 13% over the previous year when 252 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 103 students received their master’s degree in biology from Clemson. This makes it the #8 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 4 students received their doctoral degrees in biology in 2018, making the school the #116 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from Clemson Make?

Salary of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Clemson is $25,900. This is less than $27,600, which is the national median of all biology majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Salary of Biology Graduates with a Master's Degree

Graduates of the master's biology program at Clemson make a median salary of $46,400. This is a better than average outcome since the median salary for all biology graduates with a master's is $36,800.

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How Much Student Debt Do Biology Graduates from Clemson Have?

Student Debt of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Clemson, biology students borrow a median amount of $20,500 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all biology bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,715.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the biology program at Clemson is $213 per month.

Student Debt of Biology Graduates with a Master's Degree

At Clemson, a typical biology student working on their master's degree borrrows about $20,500 in student loans. This means that these borrowers may have an easier time paying back their loans thatn the typical biology graduate who borrows a median amount of $34,500.

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Those master's students from Clemson on a 10-year student debt repayment plan end up paying a median amount of $239 per month.

Biology Student Diversity at Clemson

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

Clemson General Biology Bachelor’s Program

Of the 284 students who earned a bachelor's degree in General Biology from Clemson in 2017-2018, 32% were men and 68% were women.

Clemson Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Clemson are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 81% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's in biology.

Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Clemson University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 15
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 230
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 15

Clemson General Biology Master’s Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 103 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology from Clemson. About 32% were men and 68% were women.

Clemson Gender Breakdown of General Biology Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 91% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Clemson University with a master's in biology.

Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at Clemson University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 94
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 4

Areas of Concentration for Biology

General Biology students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Biology Studies 391

Majors Similar to Biology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 68
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 64
Genetics 42
Zoology 13
Pharmacology & Toxicology 6

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