Gain a Broad Interdisciplinary Understanding of Biology in our Immersive Biology Degree Program

Degree: B.S.

In Millersville University’s Biology degree programs, students learn by doing. If you’re interested in earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, you’ll enjoy a broad liberal arts education while still being able to tailor your biology degree to your individual academic and career goals.

If you’re like many prospective students, you might be asking, “What can you do with a biology degree?” Well, that depends on which track you take and where you want to end up after graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology lets students dive into the study of cell and molecular biology, plant and animal science and population biology to help you build a solid foundation for admission to graduate or professional school, or for employment in the field upon graduation.

Our biology degree programs will provide you with:

  • Diverse biology programs: Our Bachelor of Science in Biology let you tailor your biology degree to your goals by selecting a number of courses in a specific area of biology. You can also choose to focus on one of 10 options in biology sub-disciplines: Animal Behavior, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, Medical Technology (Clinical/Medical/Laboratory Science), Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Plant Sciences, Respiratory Therapy, Pre-Optometry and Pre-Podiatry.

  • Meaningful research: At the heart of our BS in biology degree is our dedication to putting you in the field and the lab to gain real-world experience in your specialty. We encourage our biology degree students to participate in student-faculty research projects.

  • Flexibility and versatility: The BS in biology degree program will provide you with a flexible degree path that can prepare you for immediate employment, graduate school, or a professional program in a school of medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, optometry or podiatry.

  • State-of-the-art facilities: As a student in our biology degree programs, you’ll have access to our cutting-edge classrooms and labs. These include the Biological Preserve, Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratories and Equipment Rooms, Cell Culture Facility, Light and Electron Microscopy Facilities, Plant Systematics Facilities, the Research Pond, Biological Reserve, Field Stations, Fruit Orchard and Botanical Glasshouse Facilities.

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Why Earn a Biology Degree from Millersville?

Our Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biology programs combine theory and practical application to prepare you for the next step on your science journey — whether that’s research, education, medicine, or a path that’s as unique as you are. Other benefits of our biology degrees include:

  • Faculty: We offer small class sizes with a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 to make sure that you can work closely with our highly respected biology faculty mentors. In the classroom or in the field, our faculty bring their extensive experience with them to inspire and prepare you for the many paths that you can follow after graduation.

  • Accreditation: Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This means that your biology degree will be recognized nationally for meeting the highest standards of academic excellence and professional preparation.

  • Affordability: We aim to make our biology degree accessible and affordable for any student who wishes to earn their BA or BS in biology degree. We therefore maintain a flat tuition rate, which means that you’ll never be charged hidden fees as you complete your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology.

  • Location: An important part of the college experience is exploring and getting to know the surrounding city, and Millersville is only minutes away from Lancaster City. A cultural hub for the arts and recreation, Lancaster City is home to many galleries, restaurants and outdoor recreational spaces.

  • Advising: As you progress through your degree program, you may wonder, “What can you do with a biology degree?” Fortunately, you’ll always have the dedicated support of our staff in the University College who can help you answer that question.

“One of the nice things about my biology degree is that I can customize it to what I want it to be. It’s sort of an amalgamation of all the different science fields.”

- Annie Morris | Biology Degree, Class of ‘24

What Will You Learn in the Biology Degree Program?

Both our BA and BS in biology degree tracks will introduce you to the fundamental skills and tools within the study of biology — including research methods, writing and presenting, collaborating with your peers and understanding the natural sciences.

In addition to engaging courses, you’ll have opportunities for internships, study abroad, and field research, as well as the chance to present your finding at the Made in Millersville annual conference.

Areas of Study in the Biology Degree Program

Whether you are earning a BS or a BA in biology degree, you’ll take innovative courses covering fundamental and advanced topics in the sciences and related fields. Topics of study you can look forward to include:

  • Zoology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology