Bachelor of Science in Biology
Study the Science of Life and Change Yours
This program is offered on Campus.
How does the human body work? How do organisms interact? How did life come to be?
If you’re fascinated by complex questions such as these, pursue your biology degree from Post University. Take your first step toward a new career in biological science, health care, and biopharmaceutical industries or an advanced degree in medicine, veterinary science or pharmacy.
As a student in our biology degree program, you will design and conduct your experiments; develop your scientific and quantitative reasoning skills; collect and organize data for analysis; and hone your written and oral communication skills through lab reports and in-class presentations over many subspecialties of biology, including:
- Molecular biology
- Cell biology
Following the core coursework, you will complete an independent study project or internship. There are many nearby research universities and industries for you to gain real-world experience in the field and biology jobs upon graduation.
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Time of Completion: 48 Months
This program is offered on Main Campus.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program study the evolution, structure, and function of life. They are introduced to many subspecialties of Biology, including molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, anatomy, physiology, zoology, and ecology. Students get directly involved in the act of scientific investigation and discovery by designing and conducting their own experiments, and developing their scientific and quantitative reasoning skills. Students learn how to collect and organize data for analysis and hone their written and oral communication skills through lab reports and in-class presentations on their findings. Through coursework, students will gain core mastery in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, ecology, and evolution. Graduates will have a solid foundation necessary for careers in biological science, health care, and biopharmaceutical industries. A degree in Biology is also an essential first step in the pursuit of advanced degrees in Biology at graduate and professional schools.
- Biological Foundations
Apply core knowledge and principles of biology including evolution, structure and function, genetics, bioenergetics, and interacting systems.
- Scientific Process
Formulate hypotheses, accurately record observations, analyze data, and appropriately interpret results.
- Quantitative Reasoning
Accurately describe biological phenomena by applying quantitative reasoning.
- Modeling and Simulation:
Apply models and simulations to describe complex systems and make predictions.
- Interdisciplinary Skills
Apply concepts and knowledge across sub-fields of biology and other disciplines to demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of biology.
- Scientific Communication
Communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally using current scientific terminology and conventions to professionals in biology and other disciplines.
- Society and Ethics
Describe the societal and ethical impact of biological discoveries
|79||B.S. IN BIOLOGY TOTAL CREDITS||121-125 crs||h|
|81||GENERAL EDUCATION||61 crs||h|
|82||COMMON CORE||12 crs||s|
|83||ENG110 College Writing||3 crs|
|84||ENG130 Literature and Composition||3 crs|
|85||COM107 Introduction to Communication||3 crs|
|86||CIS112 Introduction to Computing||3 crs|
|87||LIBERAL ARTS*||24 crs||s|
|88||History Elective||3 crs|
Pre-Health Tracks are available for interested students. Pre-Health Tracks such as pre-med and pre-vet are designed to assist students who seek admission into medical, veterinary, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, physician assistant, physical therapy, and related health professional schools after graduation. They are recommended courses that may or may not already be required by their degree program.
The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.
For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.
At Post University, you won’t have to worry about getting lost in the crowd. We keep our class sizes small to encourage in-depth discussions and collaborative problem-solving. We also match you with a personal advisor, who will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your college-to-career path.
Life doesn’t slow down. If you’ve been exploring biology programs in Connecticut, now is the time to enroll at Post University. Contact us today to learn more about our personal, hands-on approach to science education.
Find Your Program
Get College Credits for Work and Life Experiences
Find out more about Post's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program.