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Fisher College
Boston, MassachusettsUSA
On campus
 3446 Points
4 Years
Apply date
Aug 2024

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology program provides students with a broad foundation in biological sciences. Students gain exposure to diverse fields of biology, from cellular levels - including microbiology, cell biology, and genetics - to organismal levels, such as ecology, evolution, and animal behavior. Additionally, this program prepares students for employment across many fields that intersect with biology, by developing students’ public speaking, oral presentation, debate, and laboratory technical skills, as well as honing their scientific reading, writing, and abilities to critically evaluate primary scientific literature.

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Core Modules

General Biology I

Principles of Chemistry I

Principles of Chemistry II

Public Health & Epidemiology


General Biology II

Introduction to Biotechnology

Cell and Molecular Biology

Fundamentals of Biochemistry


Evolutionary Biology

Senior Seminar

Internship (Biology Focus)

Experiential Learning

Biology Program Elective (3)

Biology Program Elective (300/400 level) (2)


Graduates of the Biology degree can obtain traditional laboratory technician jobs in clinical, academic, or industrial research laboratories.

The Biology degree also prepares its graduates for jobs in numerous other settings, including:

  • pharmaceutical positions (sales or research)
  • science outreach in museums
  • zoological parks
  • marine laboratories
  • educational organizations
  • medical equipment sales
  • science writing in textbook
  • research
  • other scientific organizations
  • publication platforms
  • patent law
  • forensic analysis

In addition, graduates may pursue post-bachelor certifications for zoology and animal care; secondary education; as well as graduate, medical, dental, physical therapy, or veterinary training and other advanced degrees.


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