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The aquaculture lab

Our aquaculture lab includes one of the largest collections of soft and hard corals grown on-site in Maine

The B.S. in Biology at Unity College empowers students fascinated by living organisms to pursue their passion with hands-on experience.

B.S. in Biology

At Unity, you will gain a strong foundational knowledge of the cellular, organismal, and ecological aspects of biology—and then go on to choose an area of specialization that interests you. 

With heavy emphasis on experiential and outdoor learning, rigorous studies at all levels of biological organization, and small lab sections taught by nationally recognized professors, our program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

Program Highlights

 

What You Will Study

Many courses in the Biology program integrate other disciplines for cross-study purposes, helping you to consider solutions to human-natural systems in your coursework. As a student in our program, you will gain the fine-tuned skills and knowledge to become an experienced environmental problem-solver.

In addition to liberal arts foundation courses from our Environmental Citizen Curriculum, you will have the opportunity to study and specialize in population, community, and ecosystem ecology; cell and plant biology; animal physiology; and genetics. 

All biology courses have an outdoor lab component in which you’ll learn in various nearby natural settings and then continue the learning process in the lab using modern equipment and technology.

Biology program course sheet (PDF)

Careers in Biology

As a biology graduate from Unity, you’ll have a wide range of career options available to you. These include working as a field researcher, environmental consultant, lab technician, land trust project manager, research scientist assistant, and more. 

Other students with a B.S. in Biology from Unity College go on to earn their graduate degrees or teaching certificate, enabling them to pursue careers as biochemists, microbiologists, hydrologists, or teachers.

Discover the many ways Unity College Career Services can help you reach your career goals.

Our Expert Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to helping you drive real change through leading-edge knowledge and expertise. 

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Unity College Admissions

To learn more about our academic programs and discuss your areas of interest, contact Unity College Admissions. We look forward to hearing from you!