Biology

Research and experiential learning opportunities  offered through our integrative and applied Biology program prepare you to excel in your chosen path. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

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.

  • Benefit from one-on-one mentoring and guidance from our inspiring expert faculty.
  • Start working toward attaining direct patient contact hours required for some post-graduate programs by taking an EMT course as early as freshman year.
  • Closely collaborate with a faculty mentor on research that you'll have the opportunity to publish and present at regional and national conferences, something only available to graduate students at larger schools.
  • Participate in 10-week paid summer fellowships and engage with scientists at other area universities and research hospitals on real-world research funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and NASA.
  • The quality of our Biology program results in a large percentage of graduates going on to top graduate and pre-professional schools. 
  • Special agreements guarantee you interviews with Western New England School of Pharmacy and Bryant's Physician Assistant program.

Offered as

Major | Minor

College

College of Arts & Sciences

Department

Department of Science and Technology

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Related Programs

Biotechnology

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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.  
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The Bryant Difference

21%

At Bryant, 21 percent of the Class of 2017 enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

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No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

94% agree

Graduates of Bryant’s Class of 2017 agree that Bryant prepared them for success

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of our multiple-track programs are prepared for a wide array of opportunities, including careers in the health sciences, biomedical research, physical therapy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, environmental biology, food science and industrial research. 

ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS
BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
BROOKLYN POLICE FORENSICS LAB
EpiVax Inc.
HANNA INSTRUMENTS
Lipscomb University Pharmacy Doctoral Program
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
Medtronic
NikeRevitalize CDC
Rodan + Fields
Southpark Internal Medicine
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Takeda
Tufts University
UCHealth
University of Rochester Medical Center
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
BRYANT UNIVERSITY MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM
DUKE UNIVERSITY SECOND DEGREE ACCELERATED NURSING PROGRAM
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
New York Institute of Technology
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SECOND DEGREE ACCELERATED NURSING PROGRAM
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAM
Syracuse University
Uniformed University School of Medicine
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, UK, MEDICAL SCHOOL
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND PHARMACY DOCTORAL PROGRAM
UT Health Dental School
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
  • Colleges Against Cancer member
  • Active Minds member

SERVICE

  • IDEA mentor as an Omicron Delta Kappa member
  • Health Education Awareness Leader (HEAL)

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

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our talented faculty include award-winning researchers, authors, a molecular biologist studying hox genes in cancer development, and mentors with experience in biomedical research, computational neuroscience research, and antibacterial compound development. Among them is:

KIRSTEN HOKENESS, Ph.D.

Professor of Science and Technology; Department Chair