The Biological Sciences is an ideal major and department for students pursuing careers or interests that require a better understanding of our natural world. Career opportunities exist in education at all levels: basic and applied research at colleges and universities, in governmental agencies, in the private sector, ecological consulting, conservation and natural resource management, environmental planning, and the human health and veterinary sciences.

The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, which is in the northwest corner of the state. Set in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville has an abundance of state parks, community green space, parks, and walking trails. The city also has a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, a vibrant live music and festival scene, and a low cost of living compared to cities of similar size.