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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, biology majors gain a strong foundational knowledge of the cellular, organismal, and ecological aspects of biology—then go on to choose an area of specialization.
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 biology program will prepare you to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
What You Will Study
Many courses in the biology major 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, biology majors 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.
Careers in Biology
As a biology major 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.
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