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What will I learn?

In biology, there are questions to be asked and problems to be solved. Through the biology program at the University of New Haven, you will learn to do both successfully, applying the theoretical knowledge you gain in the classroom in hands-on laboratory activities and engaging in field work right from the start.

You’ll study life in its most basic and its most complex forms as you explore and expand the framework that informs our understanding of the wonders of the natural world.

Strengths of the program include:

  • An emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with practical, career-focused work
  • Studying in state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Participation in active research projects designed for students and led by faculty
  • Exploring Connecticut’s rich biological systems, including the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point and the Marsh.
  • Learning from faculty who are passionate scholars in their respective disciplines
  • The opportunity to study in different settings, including the Sound School in New Haven and the Gerace Tropical Research Station in the Bahamas
  • The opportunity to participate in the Lyme Disease Research Group
  • On-campus clubs and organizations, including the Beta National Biologic Honors Society, the Biology Club, and the Marine Conservation Society

Concentration in Biochemistry

This concentration is most appropriate for students interested in a career in the rapidly growing fields of biotechnology and biomedical/pharmaceutical research or in pursuing an advanced degree in biochemistry or molecular biology. The program offers extensive hands-on experience in biochemical, cellular, and molecular techniques. In addition to the University Core Curriculum and 24 credits of free electives, the some courses are required.

Concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology

This concentration gives the student the opportunity to focus on cellular and sub-cellular topics. It provides students with the basic knowledge and laboratory skills for entry level positions in biomedical and pharmaceutical laboratories, and companies using the techniques of cellular and molecular biology. This concentration also prepares students for graduate programs in the areas of biology and the biomedical sciences. Students who complete the program are highly qualified to enter the workforce in biological research, health, or related life science fields. In addition to the University Core Curriculum and 30 credits of free electives, the some courses are required.

Concentration in General Biology

This concentration gives the student a general overview of the biological sciences. It is appropriate for the student with a broad interest in biology. In addition to the University Core Curriculum and 24 credits of free electives, the some courses are required.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (125 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,370.00 per year
USD $20,685/semester
Start date

19 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

West Haven Campus,

300 Boston Post Road,

WEST HAVEN,

Connecticut,

6516, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records.

For international students

Applicants must have official certified copies of senior secondary/high school records.

English Language Requirement: TOEFL score (80 IBT) or IELTS score (6.5) or a PTE score (53).

Recommended Application Deadlines: Fall semester, priority deadline of June 1st; Spring semester, priority deadline of November 1st

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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