Biology Lab

Carlow’s Biology Major with a Human Biology Concentration program gives you a solid foundation in biology through state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and equipment. Carlow’s campus, located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh—home to over 50 renowned healthcare centers with some of the best medical facilities and teaching hospitals in the country—makes the world your classroom with opportunities for research and scholarship.

Students concentrating in human biology are prepared to enter professional training in all areas of human health care: medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathy, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, and podiatry.

Where Our Graduates Go

As a graduate of Carlow’s biology program, you have many options. Recent Carlow graduates who majored in biology have pursued graduate school, medical school, or veterinary school to become college professors, medical doctors, therapists, and veterinarians. Other Carlow graduates have accepted jobs right out of school as perfusionists, data quality reviewers, autopsy specialists, laboratory researchers/assistants, biological science technicians, surgical pathology technicians, and secondary school teachers.

Here is a small sample of the businesses and institutions that employ recent graduates of Carlow's biology program

  • Allegheny HealthNetwork
  • Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center
  • Cleveland University Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Prebyterian
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh

Bachelors of Science in Biology: Human Biology Specialization

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Locations: Main Oakland Campus


BIO 205: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 206: Anatomy and Physiology II  

A set of two courses designed for the biology major preparing for careers in perfusion technology, the health professions, or forensic science. These comprehensive courses cover the anatomical structure of all major systems of the body and the physiological and homeostatic mechanisms that are associated with their functions.

BIO 250:  Genetics

You will investigate the maintenance, inheritance, transfer, and expression of genetic information at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels. Study includes Mendelian genetics, bacterial genetics, the structure and function of chromosomes and genes, recombination and mutation, the control of gene expression, and population genetics. This course also provides a brief introduction to genetic engineering and biotechnology.


note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website.