Biology is unique among the natural sciences because it is a broad foundational discipline. A degree in biology can be the gateway to a career in any of numerous diverse industries as technological advances open up opportunities in new directions. It also provides outstanding preparation for further study at medical or veterinary school.
The Department of Biological Sciences is the home of undergraduate majors in biology, biomedical sciences, environmental science, microbiology, and medical laboratory science and minors in biology, environmental science and microbiology. With nearly 20 full-time faculty members, small classes and labs and study pods in the state-of-the-art McNeil Science and Technology Center, you’ll have daily interaction with your professors, allowing you to learn both inside and outside the classroom.
The Department advances primary, investigative research with state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities. Research opportunities are even available to students early in their undergraduate program, under the guidance of dedicated faculty. Students often find that they are able to present at national meetings or get published. And because University of the Sciences was founded with a scientific focus that continues today, we know about educating scientists.
Peter B. Berget, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
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