Biology

Bachelor's Degree Programs (BA & BS)

A bachelor's degree in biology offers a fundamental education in life sciences that can be a stepping stone to a vast array of careers, including pharmacist, dentist, physical and occupational therapist, and many others, even doctor.

Graduates in biology can also directly enter industry in related jobs in healthcare or environmental companies. Or if you are interested in teaching biology at the middle school, high school or college level, a bachelor's degree is the right start.

Distinctions

  • Gross Anatomy Course – You'll benefit from hands-on experience in anatomy through dissection of human cadavers in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Typically, courses like this are taught in the first year of medical or dental school. D'Youville College is one of the very few colleges to offer gross anatomy courses for undergraduate students.
  • Paid Laboratory Research Opportunities – Starting in your junior or senior year, you'll have the opportunity to conduct paid research under the supervision alongside scientists at collaborating institutions like the world-renowned Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Few biology programs offer these types of exceptional undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Career and Graduate School Guidance – Ace your graduate or professional school entrance exams with D'Youville's in-house review course. Students at other colleges often pay $1,000 or more to take similar courses from commercial firms. If you're unsure about a career path, your assigned faculty advisor will help you explore your options.

Program Options

The Biology major offers two degree options:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology

  • More extensive program that will prepare students for careers in science or medicine.
  • Meets the admissions requirements of graduate programs in biological specialties, as well as medical, dental, veterinary and chiropractic schools.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology

  • Allows students preparing for non-traditional career tracks to acquire a strong foundation in biology, while also developing skills in other areas
  • Requires fewer courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics than the BS degree.
  • Meets the admissions requirements of graduate programs in education, physical therapy and other graduate programs.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Benefit from direct entry into one of D'Youville's combined professional degree programs in health-related fields or education. You'll graduate in less time and save money, because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate studies.
  • Get individualized attention in small classes, usually around 20 students, and not more than 40. Science labs range from 12 to 15 students per class.
  • 100% of classes at D'Youville College are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for these programs.

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  • Our Students

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    D'Youville College is one of the very few colleges to offer gross anatomy courses for undergraduate students in our state-of-the-art on campus lab.
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