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.
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.
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, and 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 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.
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 program 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.
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 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.