Our faculty have a wide breadth of expertise, spanning molecular and cell biology, physiology, botany, zoology, ecology and evolution. This breadth is represented in foundational courses and upper-level offerings; labs associated with these courses ensure that students have practical experience in experimental design within a specific subject.
Upper level students can create their own experiential learning projects, with the support of their departmental advisors, that allow them to explore the intersections between their passions and coursework. Recent projects include lab research at Quinnipiac and at sites as distant as New Zealand, participation in service trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, working at zoos and national parks, and shadowing medical and dental professionals.
We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our academic programs, courses, opportunities for experiential learning, and faculty
Academic ProgramsWe offer a wide variety of programs and courses, and whether you are a non-major looking to fulfill a UC requirement, majoring outside the natural sciences and fulfilling the requirements for advanced degrees in the pre-health professions, or majoring in the natural sciences, there is something for you. Click on the links below to learn more.
BS in Biology Curriculum
Anticipated Course Offerings
Honors in Biology
Minor in Biology
Accelerated Dual-Degree BS in Biology/MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology (3+1)
Dual-Degree BS in Biology/MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology (4+1)
MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research & Experiential Learning
Explore Your Future
Graduates with degrees in biology go on to a wide variety of careers! Not sure what direction to take?
Explore some common options with “What Can I Do With This Major?”.
Take a look at our career communities to find resources and mentors to help you explore and get connected to professional opportunities. You might start with our communities for Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, & Life Sciences and Environment and Sustainability and then explore our other career communities of interest to find your fit.
Resources for New Students