What will I learn?

In the recent years, biology has been modernized with the development of new and sophisticated techniques in molecular and cellular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.

These techniques are utilized today in various areas of research, from genetics and differentiation to biomedicine, field studies, and animal behavior. Our department’s program of study and research reflect this modern view of biology. Students are exposed to modern concepts, and current methods of experimentation in molecular biology, genomics, and field biology within introductory courses taken at the outset of their studies. Motivated students have the opportunity to choose advanced courses, which are given in the specialized areas of faculty research.

Medical School Preparation and Career Success

The Biology program at UB provides an outstanding preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic, allied health professions and related fields, in research and academia. Graduates of UB’s biology department have a remarkable record of success in acceptance into graduate and professional schools (medical), and in establishing notable careers in the biomedical sciences.

The Biology program offers curricula leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

Francis Bacon said that “knowledge is power,” and nowhere is that more evident than in the development of biology-related disciplines and technologies.

Learning Outcomes for Biology

By completing the Biology program, students will: be able to read and interpret current biological literature, formulate scientific hypotheses, design and execute experiments, and analyze and interpret data; have mastered the fundamental principles of cell/molecular/organism biology; have training necessary to apply biological, biomedical and biotechnological principles and techniques to human health and well-being from a holistic/wellness perspective; have awareness and appreciation of interdisciplinary interactions among other disciplines in the natural sciences, mathematics and cognate fields; have awareness to appreciate the beauty, complexity and fragility of our biosphere, and the intricate dynamics of balancing systems within the biosphere; have critical tools to exercise responsibility and stewardship of the biosphere by assuming positions of leadership in our global society.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,920.00 per year
USD $15,960 per semester/term for (12-18 credits)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

169 University Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

06604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should be a graduate of a regionally accredited secondary school and should present sixteen acceptable units of academic work, including: four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in a lab science, two units in the social sciences and five electives. An applicant who has not satisfied the distribution of college requirements, but has presented convincing evidence of the quality of his/her high school work, may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

Those whose native language is not English are also required to show English language proficiency. You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below: A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates; A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates; An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112; An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5; A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates; A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above; A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates.

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About this uni

The main campus stretches over 50 acres, overlooks the Long Island Sound and boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • 3rd in the region for percentage of international students
  • 17th highest in the region for most diverse student body
  • Small class sizes with 16:1 student-faculty ratio