The gateway to healthcare, research and environmental professions

Learn the principles of plant and animal life studying as a Biology major. The curriculum covers the entire scope of the biological sciences from the structure and function of genes, proteins and cells to the ecology and evolution of organisms. 

You will gain a solid biology foundation while afforded ample opportunities to delve deeply into your chosen specialty.

You can receive up to $10,000/year through our C-STEM Scholars Program.Learn more

Two students sit at a table in biology class working on an experiment. They are surrounded by science equipment.
Emma Whealdon, left, (nursing, ’24) and Alexandra Archey (nursing, ’24) work on an experiment during a microbiology lab with Dr. Beth Surlow in A.J. Palumbo Hall, Thursday, November 18, 2021. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Bachelor of Science


On campus, some online



Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Bachelor’s in biology curriculum

The senior capstone experience includes a research project that may lead to publication, a critical qualification for graduate school, or the opportunity to complete a professional internship. At least two of the advanced biology electives plus Junior Seminar and Senior Experience must be in residence at Carlow University.

Biology majors can specialize in cardiovascular perfusion, cytotechnology, environmental science and management, and human biology.

Quick Facts

  • Pursue a concentration that interests you
  • Build a foundation for graduate studies
  • Apply for an early acceptance program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
A biology student is dropping a liquid into a beaker. They are sitting in a lab setting.

Alternate degree completion option


Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities with a bachelor’s in Biology

Biologists find jobs in such fields as ecology, wildlife and zoology, molecular and cellular biology, and education. A bachelor’s in Biology sets the foundation for graduate programs in the medical fields.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth between 3% and 5% in a range of biological occupations from 2019 to 2029.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.

You can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.



Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Biology faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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