Students in the B.S. in Biology program explore the science of life from the study of molecules to the investigation of entire ecosystems. Flexibility characterizes PhilaU’s biology program, and our innovative curriculum provides broad-based instruction so that students can pursue their passions rather than a restrictive program of study. Students take courses in physics and organic chemistry in addition to biology classes, with free upper-level electives available. Faculty-led independent research projects allow students to focus on their interests, empowering them to become innovators in science. Our small class sizes mean students receive the individual attention necessary to prepare them for graduate studies and professional careers in science.
Philadelphia has been an urban science lab since Benjamin Franklin’s days. Biology students help to maintain Fairmount Park, assist at the Philadelphia Zoo and participate in projects across the city. Additional field work is not too far away: the New Jersey Shore, Delaware Bay, Lehigh Valley and the Poconos all offer possibilities for the study of biology. Students also gain a global perspective through study abroad opportunities to such locales as Jamaica, Spain and Ireland.