Biology, B.S.

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.

Understanding research, writing proposals and reports, and presenting research information to others are all components that are threaded throughout our curriculum. Qualified students may work with our faculty in laboratory or field research projects. 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.

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 the University of Hartford.

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Explore all of the options Biology has to offer including:

Careers in biological and biomedical research
Pre-Med/Pre-Dental/Pre-Vet and other health professions careers
Biology, B.S. to M.S. Accelerated
M.S. in Biology
B.S. in Environmental Science
3+3 B.S. in Biology to Pharm.D.
4+3 B.S. in Biology to Doctor of Physical Therapy
4+2 B.S. in Biology to Master’s in Occupational Therapy
Biology Minor

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Experiential Learning Highlight

USJ’s Aquatic Science labs traveled to Hammonassett Beach State Park in CT to learn about three shoreline habitats: salt marsh, rocky intertidal, and sandy beach.

Internships and Career Opportunities

Students have interned at renowned corporations and research centers home to CT including Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Pfizer Laboratories, the University of Connecticut Health Center and Medical School, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and Brookhaven National Laboratories. Potential careers in health care and business include pharmaceutical research and sales, physician, dentist, physical therapist, and more.


Finish your degree early in 3.5 years and qualify for our accelerated master’s program in Biology to jumpstart your career in the ever-changing fields of science.

Clubs and Organizations

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honors Society (Tribeta)
Pre-Physician Assistant Club
Pre-Pharmacy Club
Public Health Society

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Irene Reed, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Biology
Phone: 860.231.5768
Email: [email protected]

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