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Small Class Sizes, Individualized Attention from Faculty 

Our biological sciences program entails a rigorous course of study. Students have the opportunity to concentrate in one of four areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Environmental Science
  • Molecular/Cellular
  • Organismal

This flexibility allows you to experience the breadth of biological sciences with a focused specialty. You receive a high-quality educational experience with opportunities for research and internships.

After successfully completing our Bachelor of Science in biology program, you can pursue advanced degrees in environmental or life science, or develop a meaningful career in biological or environmental sciences.

Pictured are biology students conducting lab work at Point Park.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the biology major. Some of the courses in our Bachelor of Science in biological sciences program include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Evolution
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Ecology
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular/Cellular Biology

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from faculty who have worked and conducted academic research in the biology and biotechnology fields.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Laura Frost, Ph.D., professor of biology.
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • Incorporates inquisitional based-practices in her laboratory classes
  • Research interest in the analysis of carriage rates of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA among student populations
  • Published work in various science-based scholarly journals

Biology Internships

Students in our biological sciences program have the opportunity to intern at a variety of places such as:

  • Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Inc.
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Pharmacology
  • West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
  • National Aviary

Career Options

With a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, you will have the option to pursue graduate school and/or various career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Education
  • Biostatistics

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