Biology Degree

Degrees: B.A., B.S.

Gain in-depth training in the principals of biology within the framework of a well-rounded liberal arts education through MU's biology degree program.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University’s biology degree programs provide in-depth training in the principles and methodologies of biology within the framework of a broad liberal arts education.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology offers a broad interdisciplinary study of cell and molecular biology, plant and animal science and population biology that includes competency in a foreign language.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology builds a strong background for admission to graduate or professional school, or for employment in the field upon graduation. 

Students can tailor their own program by selecting a number of courses in a specific area of biology or choose from the 10 options in biology sub-disciplines: Animal Behavior, Botany, Environmental Biology, Marine Biology, Medical Technology (Clinical/Medical/Laboratory Science), Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Pre-Optometry and Pre-Podiatry. 

What Will You Learn?

Students will take a broad, interdisciplinary approach to general biology studies, and then be able to focus more intensely within one of the department's sub-disciplines.

All students use state-of-the-art facilities including 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, Field Stations, Histological Laboratory and Botanical Glasshouse Facilities. 

Students are encouraged to participate in student-faculty research projects. As an undergraduate biology student at Millersville, you have unparalleled research opportunities to work closely with faculty and use well-equipped laboratories devoted to molecular and cell biology, endocrinology, neurobiology, microbiology, physiology, ecology, animal behavior and marine biology.