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BS in Biology

Quinnipiac University
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Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
BS in Biology

About this program

BS in Biology

You'll need a strong foundation in biology to fight diseases in developing countries, perform breakthrough environmental research, or treat childhood illnesses as a pediatrician.

A degree in biology unlocks the door to many opportunities in the medical and scientific world. From the molecular level to the big picture of entire ecosystems, well give you the knowledge to pursue a career in public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, wildlife preservation, or the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

While building a foundation in the life sciences and physical sciences, youll also have the flexibility to focus on your specific passion, whether its genetics, physiology, ecology or another related area. If medicine is your interest, then our pre-med concentration will ensure that youre well-prepared to attend medical school after graduation. Well-equipped lab facilities and experiential learning opportunities, including the Quinnipiac Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS), give you a head start on your career by enabling you to apply theory in practical settings.

Admission requirements

  • High school transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you that tells us who you are and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3+ years of mathematics
  • 3+ years of science
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Biological Science Core Requirements

  • General Biology for Majorsand General Biology for Majors Laboratory
  • Molecular and Cell Biology and Geneticsand Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics Lab
  • Ecological and Biological Diversityand Ecological and Biological Diversity Laboratory
  • Research Methods in Biology

Physical Science Core Requirements

  • General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
  • General Chemistry IIand General Chemistry II Lab
  • Organic Chemistry Iand Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Organic Chemistry IIand Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • General Physics Iand General Physics I Lab
  • General Physics IIand General Physics II Lab

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the University website for more information.


Tuition fees: $48,680

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Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational university made up of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students from over 60 countries. With a mission to build the University of the Future, Quinnipiac offers 150 programs and counting that will prepare...

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Why study at Quinnipiac University

Bring us your ambition. We will help you unleash it. At Quinnipiac, you will find the academic excellence and individualized support needed to thrive in today's global marketplace. Our nationally recognized programs rank among the best in the country while our small class sizes allow you to form deep connections with your classmates and professors.

We are home to nine unique schools ranging from business and engineering, to education and nursing. We are also among the 2.1% of schools in the United States who are home to a School of Medicine and Law. This diversity allows you to engage in interprofessional collaboration and gain a holistic perspective on your field of study, leaving you better prepared for real-world scenarios. It is part of why Quinnipiac has been ranked as the #1 school for job placement in the United States for three straight years.

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