Undergraduate


Undergraduate

Explore your many options as an undergraduate Biology major.

Contemplating a career in the health professions or biomedical sciences? USJ’s outstanding Biology curriculum offers courses in the fields of ecology, biotechnology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, zoology, plant biology, and more.

As a Biology major, you have numerous opportunities to engage in firsthand research and work alongside professional scientists.

If you qualify, you can move through our Accelerated Master of Biology program, participate in our pre-pharmacy plan of study, or move right into a physical therapy doctoral program through a dual degree program with University of Hartford.

Contact us to learn more about Biology at USJ, which is renowned for our:

  • Faculty
    Our diverse faculty includes an ornithologist, an aquatic ecologist, a cardiologist, a neuroscientist, a pharmacologist, a microbiologist and a geneticist. Many have ongoing research programs and have published their research findings in national and international journals.

  • Internships
    Recent internships included positions at the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Pfizer Laboratories, the University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School, Connecticut Children's Hospital, and Brookhaven National Laboratories.

  • Research
    Understanding research, writing proposals and reports, and presenting research information to others are all components that are threaded throughout our curriculum.

  • Leadership
    USJ hosts the chapter Rho Zeta of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society.

  • State-of-the-art Laboratories
    Among the University's ten laboratories are the refurbished Biology labs, designed to enhance the research and learning opportunities for both the University and professional communities.

Learn more about a major or minor in Biology.

From Classroom to Career
Career opportunities for Biology majors include:

Business:
Biochemist
Industrial Hygienist
Industrial Researcher
Pharmaceutical Research
Technical Salesperson
Toxicologist

Communications/Human Services:
Biological Photographer
Science Columnist/Editor
Technical Writer
Trade Magazine Editor

Environment:
Botanist
Ecologist
Environmental Impact Specialist
Game Warden
Horticulturist
Marine Biologist
Plant Pathologist

Government:
Consumer Product Researcher
Drug Inspector
Forester
Museum Worker
Population Planner
Public Health Officer

Health Care:
Bacteriologist
Biological Researcher
Biostatistician
Cytologist
Dentist
Ecologist
Genetic Counselor
Health Information Specialist
Hospital Administrator
Medical Illustrator
Medical Librarian
Mycologist
Nuclear Medicine Technician
Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Physician
Physician's Assistant
Physiologist
Public Health Director
Respiratory Therapist
Veterinarian
Zoological Researcher