Biology
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Explore your passion for the life sciences.

Grow as a scientist, a researcher and a thinker. Be inspired on the cellular level and amazed on a grander scale. As a Biology major at Edinboro, you’ll get hands-on experience that will not only prepare you for employment as a biologist or acceptance into a graduate or professional program, but make you successful along the way.

Plan to work hard, but also reap great rewards. Our curriculum is rigorous and founded on evidence-based science. You’ll gain a fundamental knowledge of biology, zoology and genetics. These classes are balanced with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision making – qualities that are highly valued in every profession.

All lectures and labs are small, taught by faculty with research interests that range from spiders and parasites, to toxicology and food safety and plant and animal ecology. You’ll have a chance to work closely with them and participate in their research endeavors.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare professional, consider our Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with specific pre-professional tracks or our cooperative program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty and staff instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Discover the relationships between all living things.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs will increase 10% for life science occupations by 2026.

Why choose Edinboro?

Edinboro offers a wide range of programs designed to peak your interests and broaden your knowledge of careers in the field of biology. Here, you’ll be held to high standards and prepared to enter the workforce or enroll in a graduate or professional school. As a Biology major you will:

Choose from a wide variety of internships, ranging from government agencies such as the DCNR and EPA to nature centers and state parks, or medical offices, clinics and hospitals.

Have the opportunity to present your research at local, regional or national meetings.

Get hands-on experience at summer field classes at the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.

Join on-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society and Pre-Healing Arts Club.

Where do you go from here?

Our alumni follow diverse paths. Many are employed as zoo keepers, educators, naturalists and state and federal biologists. Others go on to medical, chiropractic or dental school, or pursue graduate programs in fields such as Cell Biology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology and Plant Biology. You’ll find our graduates currently employed by organizations such as:

Daeman College

Erie Zoo

Florida Museum of Natural History

Holden Arboretum

Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center

University of Maryland

Prepare for a rewarding career.