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Biology (B.S.)

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Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Biology is to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and analytical and technical skills to prepare them for graduate study and/or for careers in the biological sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the biology program will be able to:

  • Select and apply elementary and advanced biological principles to projects at multiple levels
  • Prepare oral presentations based on laboratory work or literature review information
  • Interpret and employ graphical and tabular presentations of data
  • Execute and perfect laboratory skills
  • Prepare comprehensive laboratory reports in manuscript format
  • Synthesize content and skills in planning a research project
  • Identify, summarize and compare contrasting expert viewpoints on biological subjects
  • Integrate critical review of biological literature in support of a research project
  • Recognize the diversity of professions available to persons trained in biological sciences
  • Display professional conduct in a variety of academic and professional environments in the biological sciences

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Philadelphia University affords students opportunities to pursue careers or graduate and professional study in disciplines as diverse as biotechnology, genetic counseling, pharmaceuticals, cellular and molecular biology, immunology, cancer research and secondary education. An investigative approach in field and laboratory courses promotes development of technical competence as well as conceptual understanding. Many students hone their analytical skills through research with faculty on campus or at other institutions through internships and may present their work at professional society meetings or publish in scientific journals. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the student group “Science in Action,” which sponsors academic, recreational and community service activities and a year-end student poster presentation.