About the Program

Become a biologist through hands-on practice, with the flexibility to gain field experience studying abroad anywhere in the world.

Customize your education to best suit your interests, whatever they may be.  You will learn how to inquire, research, hypothesize, experiment and analyze until the scientific method becomes second-nature.  You will never be expected to simply memorize facts from a textbook – you will have to create your own experiments to evaluate scientific phenomena for yourself.  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hands-on experience with the Scientific Method

  • Small classes allowing individual attention

  • Flexibility in academic pursuits

  • Study abroad opportunities

  • Preparation for graduate school or science careers

At PhilaU, we overhaul your intellectual processes, to transform you into a scientist.  You will jump in, explore, and discover biology through hands-on experimentation – and use these discoveries to choose where you’d like to go next.   And with classes of less than twenty students, you will have plenty of guidance along the way. 

As you become a biologist, you have the flexibility to pinpoint subjects that pique your scientific preference.  You might even find yourself in another country, studying abroad somewhere like Jamaica, Spain or Ireland; or right around the corner, diving into projects at the Philadelphia Zoo.  The adaptability of a PhilaU biology degree makes it possible for you to apply your education anywhere – be it in medical school, advanced biology research, or in lab work.