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General Biology at University of Nevada - Reno

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General Biology at University of Nevada - Reno

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

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, average starting salaries, and more. We've also included details on how UNR ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in biology.

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General Biology Degrees Available at UNR

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

UNR Biology Rankings

The bachelor's program at UNR was ranked #180 on College Factual's Best Schools for biology list. It is also ranked #1 in Nevada.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for General Biology 92
Highest Paid General Biology Graduates 100
Best Value Colleges for General Biology 205
Most Focused Colleges for General Biology 632

Popularity of Biology at UNR

During the 2018-2019 academic year, University of Nevada - Reno handed out 197 bachelor's degrees in general biology. Due to this, the school was ranked #92 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 10% over the previous year when 219 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 6 students received their master’s degree in biology from UNR. This makes it the #234 most popular school for biology master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Biology Graduates from UNR Make?

Salary of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Biology majors who earn their bachelor's degree from UNR go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $32,400 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $27,600 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Biology Graduates from UNR Have?

Student Debt of Biology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UNR, biology students borrow a median amount of $17,500 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 UNR is $182 per month.

Biology Student Diversity at UNR

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

UNR General Biology Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 36% of biology bachelor's degrees went to men and 64% went to women.

UNR Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

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

Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at University of Nevada - Reno
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 33
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 95
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 21

UNR General Biology Master’s Program

The biology program at UNR awarded 6 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 50% of these degrees went to men with the other 50% going to women.

UNR Gender Breakdown of General Biology Master's Degree Grads

The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at UNR are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 67% of students fell into this category.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 75
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 60
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 57
Biotechnology 23
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 5

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