Immaculata offers a variety of biology degrees that allow you to choose electives that suit your areas of interest and your career plans.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology satisfies all pre-medicine and pre-veterinary requirements and is intended for students pursuing technical careers in industry, government, or academia and for students intending to continue on to graduate school and research.
It is possible to complete your biology degree in four years of full-time study after prerequisites are met. If you need to take courses to fulfill prerequisites, your degree may take longer. Learn more about general prerequisites and transferring credits.
- Strong foundation in liberal arts
- Preparation for careers in research, education, and medicine
- Provides a foundation for graduate study at the cutting edge of science
- Scholarships are available for community college students through the STEM Scholars Program.
Immaculata biology majors are prepared for technical positions in academic, industrial, government research and quality control laboratories, and field stations. Biology majors who also develop good writing skills expand their opportunities for careers, such as work in scientific publishing and abstracting. Biology graduates with teaching certification find excellent positions in public and private high schools.
The biology programs also provide excellent training for students intending to continue their studies in graduate and professional schools in preparation for careers as professors, principal investigators, physicians, veterinarians, and more. If you are interested in the field of medicine, the Advisory Committee for the Medical Professions provides information, advisement, and services to prepare you for a career in medicine (including physician's assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.
Qualified students are encouraged to carry out undergraduate research projects in their junior and senior years under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The research may take the form of summer internships on- or off-campus or independent courses during the regular academic year. Information on extramural research internship opportunities is kept on file and is available to all science students.
Learn more about biology research opportunities.
Upon successfully completing your biology program, you will be able to:
- have a basic scientific knowledge of yourself, your surroundings, and living systems
- follow safe, proper procedures to set up laboratory equipment and prepare specimens
- apply the scientific method and analyze and interpret data using statistics, models, and computers
- evaluate ethical considerations in modern biological research
- think critically and communicate well in writing
- understand current topics in biological sciences