Every activity that sustains life on the planet takes place only because of the chemical properties of the atoms, molecules and compounds involved. Recognizing the considerable overlap in the biology and chemistry programs, Immaculata has combined the two disciplines so that you can gain the most knowledge from both academic fields.
The B.A. in biology combined with the B.A. in chemistry is intended for students pursuing interdisciplinary careers requiring a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry.
To enhance your classroom and lab coursework, you can conduct undergraduate research projects in your junior and senior years under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
The biology and chemistry programs 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 assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.
Where Can I Work
Immaculata biology and chemistry majors are prepared for technical positions in academic, industrial, government research and quality control laboratories, and field stations. Students who also develop good writing skills expand their opportunities for careers, such as work in scientific publishing and abstracting.