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Biology-Chemistry, B.A.

Explore Biology-Chemistry at Immaculata University

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.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"After getting exposure to the hands-on experiences in the biology labs, I knew this was something I enjoyed doing. My passion for biology was further confirmed with courses like Microbiology and Genetics. I was fascinated with learning about life on such a granular level. Additionally, the passion for teaching and guiding their students that the biology professors have just made learning that much more enjoyable. With relatively small class sizes and such knowledgeable professors, it made these inherently difficult classes much more manageable. I would like to thank both the biology and chemistry department for giving me a strong foundation that ultimately allowed me to excel in pharmacy school."

Roy Ferrell, Pharm.D., MBA
Pharmacy Manager at CVS Health

Opportunities and Outcomes

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.

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