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Biology

Research and experiential learning opportunities through our integrative and applied Biology program prepare you to excel in your chosen path.

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Program Overview

Biology at Bryant

Accomplished educators guide you as you create your path among the five tracks of our Biology major: General Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pre-Health, Research Intensive, or Ecology and Conservation. Work closely with faculty in small classes and state-of-the-art labs.

Program Features

  • Use lab equipment and develop hands-on laboratory skills, starting from your first year.
  • Collaborate with a faculty mentor on research that you publish and present at national conferences.
  • Participate in paid summer fellowships funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other organizations.
  • Benefit from a faculty pre-health advisor assisting you with applications to graduate programs.
  • Guaranteed interviews with Western New England School of Pharmacy and Bryant's Physician Assistant program.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
A Bryant Education
Kirsten Hokeness
Associate Professor of Science and Technology

Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D.

Choosing to study science at Bryant “gives students the distinctive experience of very small classes and one-on-one-opportunities to do research with faculty,” says Professor Hokeness.

Areas of Interest

  • Research
  • Mentoring
  • Honors Program

A Connected Community

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The Bryant Difference

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16%
At Bryant, 16 percent of the Class of 2016 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.
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Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2016 agree that Bryant prepared them for success
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No. 9
U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 9 in the Regional Universities North category

Where Our Students Go

Determined, visionary graduates of Bryant’s Biology program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Brooklyn Police Forensics Lab
  • Bryant University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
  • Clarkson University master's degree program
  • Duke University second degree accelerated nursing program
  • Hanna Instruments
  • Lipscomb University Pharmacy Doctoral Program
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • New York University Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program
  • Northeastern University Biology Doctoral Program
  • Tufts University
  • University of Birmingham, UK, Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania master's degree program
  • University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Doctoral Program
  • University of Toledo Molecular Biology Doctoral Program
  • William James College Psychology Doctoral Program

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Biology alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Biology internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • Health Education Awareness Leaders participant
    • Model United Nations delegate
    • Active Minds member

Service

    • IDEA mentor as an Omicron Delta Kappa member
    • ENACTUS member

International

    • Sophomore International Experience
    • Study abroad during your junior year

Research

    • Research and Engagement Day presenter
    • Honors Program member
    • Develop antibacterial compounds that hold promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacterial infections
    • Be a research assistant in Bryant's Microbial Glycomics Lab
Professor Hokeness

Inspiring Faculty

Our talented faculty include award-winning researchers, authors, and mentors with experience in biomedical research, computational neuroscience research, and antibacterial compound development. Among them is:

KIRSTEN HOKENESS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science and Technology; Biology Program Coordinator