Biology Degrees & Programs

at Saint Francis University

  •  Biology Programs and Degrees

    Why Study Biology

    Biologists are inquisitive professionals who seek to learn about the nature of life. Do you enjoy learning about animals or plants? Do you wonder how organisms in the field interact with their neighbors and their surroundings? Do you want to use hi-tech laboratory equipment to learn about the world of molecules and cells that lie within each us? Do you love all of the sciences? Biologists use tools from physics, chemistry, psychology, and even economics when trying to explain and understand the structure and function of living things. As a biology major at Saint Francis, you have the opportunity to explore the many diverse fields within biology, allowing you to discover where it best aligns with your interests.

    Biology at Saint Francis University

    Biology at SFU brings science to life. The diversity of our programs and faculty interests provides a multidimensional approach to biology. Individual faculty attention that provides support for student-centered research, academics, applying for internships and opportunities for field work and travel.


    Degree Options

    General Biology Majors: Our Cornerstone Degree Options

    • Biology, B.S. – A flexible program that encourages broad training in biology, while allowing students to customize the program to their degree interests.
    • Biology, B.A. – Flexible like the Biology, B.S. degree, but designed for students who wish to earn a double major, a minor, or a pre-law concentration.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

     

    Biology Concentrations: For Students Seeking Specialization

    • Biochemistry Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – The interplay between biology and chemistry.
    • Environmental Science Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – Ecology and environmental biology.
    • Marine Biology Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – Marine and aquatic systems study and research.
    • Molecular Biology Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – Biology at the molecular level.
    • Pre-Professional Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – For students who plan to attend medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary, or other professional schools.
    • Secondary Education Concentration (B.S. in Biology) – Broad training in both biology and education to prepare students for a career teaching biology in secondary schools.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

     

    Aquarium and Zoo Science Major

    • Aquarium and Zoo Science, B.A. - Learn the science, animal husbandry, and communication skills you need to work in zoos and aquaria around the country. Please visit the Aquarium & Zoo Science page for more information.

     

    Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Major

    • Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.  - Medical Laboratory Scientists are the detectives behind the scenes in hospitals and labs, where they analyze tissue samples to help physicians make diagnoses.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

     

    Affiliated Programs

    • Biology, B.S., Podiatric Science Concentration – In affiliation with Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.
    • "2+3/2+4" (Pharm.D.) Accelerated Program in Pharmacy – In affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • “3+3/3+4" (B.S./Pharm.D.) Program in Pharmacy – In affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • "3+4" Accelerated Program in Optometry, B.S. – In affiliation with Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
    • "3+4" Accelerated Program Leading to the Baccalaureate and Doctor of Dental Medicine, B.S. – In affiliation with the Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University.
    • "3+4"/"4+4" Early Acceptance Program Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, B.S. – In affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

     

    Biology Minors

    • Biology, Minor
    • Biological Diving, Minor 

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Sciences to view degree requirements.

     


    Student Resources


    Career Opportunities

    • Research Biologist
    • Environmental Lawyer
    • Dentist
    • Research Chemist 
    • H.S. teacher or professor
    • Medical Doctor 
    • Pharmacist 
    • Lab Supervisor 
    • Public Health Professional
    • Fisheries Biologist 
    • Animal Care Specialist 
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist
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