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Program Overview

Are you considering earning a Bachelor's Degree in Biology? Biology, the scientific study of life and living organisms, is a very broad field that ranges in scale from molecules to ecosystems. Opportunities available to our graduates are also broad and range from careers in research to medicine to education. Many of our students go on to professions in the health sciences where they apply their understanding of living organisms on a daily basis. Others move on to graduate school or careers in research where they generate new knowledge about living organisms for the scientific community.

To prepare students for the diversity of professional and academic opportunities, the Biology curriculum uses a series of introductory courses to establish a broad foundation. Many students continue to choose courses from a diverse range of topics during their 3rd and 4th years, though our curriculum also allows students to specialize in particular areas of study or emphases. The Biology curriculum is rigorous, but it allows students the opportunity to earn a minor or complete significant coursework in other fields in science and math as well as education, social sciences and the humanities

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Careers

  • Health and allied health professions
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research and development
  • Teaching
  • Environmental research and applications
  • Agricultural sciences and agribusiness
  • Law
  • Business
  • Forensic sciences
  • Scientific equipment and supplies
  • Manufacturing and sales
  • Biological research
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Respiratory, physical, and occupational therapy
  • State and federal governmental science agencies
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
  • M.A./Ph.D. in biological and related sciences
  • M.D./D.O./D.D.S./V.D.M./D.M.D./O.D./
  • Pharm.D./D.C./P.T./D.P.M.
  • M.B.A.
  • L.L.D.
Recent Graduates and Job Placements
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical School, research assistant, department of physiology
  • Johns Hopkins University Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
  • Dartmouth College of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D.Program
  • Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey
  • IBAH Pharmaceuticals, clinical research analyst
  • University of Southern California Dental School
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Misericordia University - Nursing
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • King's College -M.S. Health Care Administration
  • Drexel University
  • Central Washington University
  • Des Moines University of Medicine
  • State University of New York
  • Marywood University
  • Princeton University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine,
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Chiropractic College
  • University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
  • Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine - Midwifery
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Temple University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Edinburgh Veterinary School
  • Lancaster Labs - Chemist
  • Northwest Area School District - Science Teacher
  • Sanofi-Aventis Group - Meninge Manufacturing Tech II
  • Giza Geoenvironmental, Inc. - Environmental Scientist II
  • MEA, Inc. - Associate Environmental Scientist
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
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Biology Curriculum

In addition to learning the major concepts and tenets of biology, students regularly apply the scientific method paradigm in introductory and advanced courses. All students will actively participate in the scientific processes by searching the scientific literature, designing and conducting experiments, and presenting their results in written and oral forms. Many students will conduct independent research projects and present their results at regional or national conferences.

Biology majors wishing to complete major sequence requirements at other institutions must complete these requirements at a four year institution and have the prior approval of the Biology Department

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Additional Info

Compatible Minors

  • Chemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Political Science
  • Forensic Studies

Special Features

  • Off-campus internships
  • Parente Life Science Center with state-of-the-art  teaching and research laboratories and equipment
  • Undergraduate research
  • Academic and career advisement programs
  • Peer tutoring programs
  • Guest speaker programs

Student Resources

Student Organizations

  • Academy of Biological Sciences Club (Biology Club)

Contact Us

Dr. Tammy Tintjer
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Biology
(570) 208-5900 ext. 8102

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We welcome all potential students and their families to visit our beautiful campus and get a taste of the King’s College experience. Feel free to schedule a personal visit or register for one of our upcoming admission events.

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