B.S. In Biology

A solid foundation in the biological sciences with a conservation focus

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

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

B.S. in Biology

Students study aspects of biology through a conservation lens with the goal of protecting biodiversity in all forms. Our faculty are active researchers, working as practicing biologists, and participate in the larger community of biology practitioners through conference attendance, society memberships, collaborations with colleagues, and engagement in conservation organizations.

Biology Program Highlights

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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Our Expert Faculty

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

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