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Biology (B.A.) (B.S.)

Bloom graduates are employed in a wide spectrum of careers or continue their studies in professional, medical, and graduate schools following their undergraduate studies in biology. No matter the path you choose, your future in the biological sciences awaits!

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.A.
  • B.S.
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Chair of the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Associate Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
Allied Health Coordinator, Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
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Biology (B.A.)

Bloomsburg University's Bachelor of Arts in Biology program provides a firm background in biology and cognate sciences, while allowing for other interests to be pursued. Biology (B.A.) majors may select an option in Natural History. Students earning a degree in Secondary Education Biology may earn a B.A. in Biology as well. This degree, which provides a strong background in the biological sciences, has considerable flexibility and is a good choice for students who want to double-major or minor in another academic discipline.

Natural History

Prepare for a career in zoos, aquaria, science museums, and environmental education centers. This program includes a strong background in organismal and field biology with supporting coursework in geology and anthropology. The flexibility in this degree allows you to select courses that will prepare you to interact with the public.

Biology (B.S.)

Bloomsburg University's Bachelor of Science in Biology program provides a rigorous background in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. This program meets your needs if you plan to enter graduate or professional school in the natural sciences, wish to seek employment in the private sector and government agencies. Biology (B.S.) students may choose to specialize, electing an option in environmental biology, molecular biology, or pre-medical sciences (pre-med).

Ecology, Conservation and Field Biology

This degree provides a strong background in the biological sciences and the chemistry, physics, geology, and math working environmental biologists need. The requirements and electives are tailored to develop skills in ecology, field biology, and environmental sciences. This program prepares students for careers in environmental protection, natural resource management, and conservation with state and federal agencies and conservation organizations.

Molecular Biology

This degree provides a strong background in the biological sciences and the chemistry, physics, and math working biologists need. The biology requirements and electives are tailored to develop skills in molecular biology and biotechnology. This programs prepares students for careers with biotechnology companies; it is also excellent preparation for work in forensics labs.

Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) Sciences

This degree provides outstanding preparation for medical, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and dental schools. Students completing this program have an over 90 percent acceptance rate to professional schools. Students in this major work closely with the Pre-Professional Committee to meet the requirements for professional study.

3+2 Program

The Master of Science Degree is rapidly becoming the professional working degree in Biology. Answering the growing need for advanced graduate-level preparation for students, the accelerated, combined bachelor's and master's curriculum in biology implements a focused career development tract emphasizing advanced laboratory, field, and career skills.

We offer a seamless progression of coursework from our undergraduate to graduate level, culminating in both a bachelor's and a master's degree. Pursue graduate work early in your academic career, and enter the job market with the credentials most likely to help you secure a position and advance in your career. Pursuing these credentials in a traditional, stand-alone bachelor's and master's degree programs would require a minimum of six years of study. In contrast, the accelerated program at Bloomsburg can be completed in only five years.

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Research

We strive to provide hands-on, real-word science experience to our students. This includes many opportunities to work in a real laboratory or field-based setting, experiencing how scientific investigation really works. Students work side-by-side with faculty, other undergraduate students, and graduate researchers to design, execute and analyze real life experiments and studies.

Undergraduate students can volunteer in research laboratories, do research for academic credit as part of the focused elective selection, and in some cases as a funded professional experience opportunity. BAHS students are encouraged to explore research opportunities with faculty as early as their first semester, as part of their freshman seminar course, and can explore faculty research fields of study and potential projects through our online gallery. Research experiences provide students with analytical and problem-solving skills which are not only valuable for future researchers, but also for any student planning for careers in STEM, including the health sciences.

Earth and Environmental
Molecular Biology and Cellular Physiology
Ecology and Field Biology
Natural History
Health Science

The Husky Difference

Biology major studies in the Academic Biology Learning Environment lab
From day one, you'll have a resource as you take your first intro biology courses to study individually or in groups, get tutoring, and learn together with faculty.

Pre-Med Deep Dive

Biology Contacts

Angela Hess

Angela Hess, Ph.D.

  • Chair of the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Associate Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
Abby Hare-Harris

Abby Hare-Harris, Ph.D.

  • Steven J. Jones Professional U Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

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