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Biology Major

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Pictured are biological scienecs alum Michelle Guaragno and Professor Mark Farrell, Ph.D. Biological sciences alumna Michelle Guaragno and Professor Mark Farrell, Ph.D., discover a novel chemical process.

Earn Your Biology Degree at our Campus in Downtown Pittsburgh

Point Park University's biological sciences program entails a rigorous course of study. Students in the Bachelor of Science program have the opportunity to concentrate in one of three areas:

  • Molecular/Cellular;
  • Organismal; or
  • Environmental Science.

Alumni Profiles

Pictured is 2011 biological sciences alum Franco Sebastiani.
Biology alumnus Franco Sebastiani pursues dental school.

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Pictured is biological sciences major and National Aviary intern Maria Fusco.
Biology degree alum Maria Fusco interned at the National Aviary before graduating in May 2012.

This flexibility allows you to experience the breadth of biological sciences with a focused specialty. You receive a high-quality educational experience with opportunities for research and internships. After successfully completing the Bachelor of Science in biology program, you can pursue advanced degrees in environmental or life science, or develop a meaningful career in biological or environmental sciences.

Biology Degree Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the biology major. Some of the courses in the Bachelor of Science in biology program include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Evolution
  • Environmental Health
  • Human Genetics
  • Molecular/Cellular Biology
  • Public Health
  • Radiation Health and Protection

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions

Biology Internships

Students in the biological sciences program have the opportunity to intern at a variety of places including:

  • Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Inc.
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Pharmacology
  • West Penn Allegheny Health System
  • University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research
  • National Aviary

Biology Jobs

With a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, you will have the option to pursue graduate school and/or various career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Education
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Biostatistics