Grow as a scientist, researcher and thinker as you explore your passion for the life sciences with a Biology degree from Edinboro University.
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.
Edinboro offers a wide range of programs designed to peak your interests and broaden your knowledge of careers in the field of biology.
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.
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:
If you're interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare professional, start with
our undergraduate Biology degree with specific pre-professional tracks. Or choose
our cooperative program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).
Our alumni follow diverse paths. Many are employed as zookeepers, 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
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.