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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or Human Biology

Two Biology Majors to Meet the Growing and Vital Worlds of Healthcare and Science

Our biology major will prepare you for a career in lab or field research environment, environmental education, biotechnology, forensic science, industry, science communication, bioregulation, advanced education and many other options, while our human biology major will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in clinical labs, medicine and to pursue advanced education. You even have opportunities to do undergraduate research and internships in the field. We have placed graduates into graduate programs and medical, dental, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

You also have the benefit of being able to earn your Bachelor of Science degree in human biology as a pre-physician assistant status student and your master of science in physician assistant studies in just five years with our combined tracks. These competitive programs have a limited number of spots available and some additional admission requirements, as noted on the program-specific pages linked above and below. Our multi-million dollar renovation to our math and science buildings provides the perfect environment you need to succeed.

College of Saint Mary is THE place for professional women, which is why we offer the Marie Curie Scholarship Program. This prestigious program provides significant financial support and resources for academically talented young women who are interested in biology, chemistry or mathematics. You could receive up to $20,000 annually for four years!

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Pre-Physician Assistant Status

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies



Career Outlook

Conduct or assist in research, including collecting information and samples of blood, water, soil, plants or animals. Analyze experimental data and interpret results, then write summaries of your findings. A degree in biology or human biology could mean finding answers that could help save lives. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary for biologists is $82,530.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration

Additional career information is available at the American Institute of Biological Services website.

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