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Biology, B.A., B.S.

Explore Biology at Immaculata University

It may surprise you to learn the varied career paths you can pursue with a B.A. or B.S. in biology including zoologist, food scientist, geographer, forensic scientist, and pharmaceutical sales.

The B.S. program is intended for students pursuing technical careers or continuing on to graduate school.

The B.A. program is for students interested in a wide variety of interdisciplinary careers requiring a strong foundation in biology. As a biology major you will explore organisms from the chemical and molecular level as well as at the organismic and ecological. You will gain a breadth of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for continued learning and growth in your career.

The B.S. and B.A. degrees satisfy all pre-medicine, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary requirements.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: January 16, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"The Biology program at Immaculata University opened many doors for me and gave me a great jump start on my career in the biopharmaceutical industry. Through Immaculata's connections, I was able to secure a paid summer internship during undergrad that helped me stand out on job applications, and I accepted my first job offer immediately after graduating. The biology faculty played a huge role in preparing me for this industry by challenging me in the classroom and helping me apply my knowledge in a lab setting."

Kayla Sponsel '20
Process Development Scientist at Center for Breakthrough Medicines

You can become a member of Sigma Zeta (the national honor science society: IU chapter: Alpha Mu) and the Bio-Chem Club.

Immaculata biology majors are prepared for technical positions in academic, industrial, government research and quality control laboratories, and field stations. In addition, biology alumni can continue their studies in graduate and professional schools in preparation for careers as professors, principal investigators, physicians, veterinarians, and more.

The B.S. in biology provides 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, Immaculata provides information, advisement, and services to prepare you for a career in medicine (including physician’s assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.

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