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Bay Path has a vibrant and innovative biology program emphasizing the integration of lectures and laboratory techniques with a learning environment that promotes critical and independent thinking. Classes are small so that you have the opportunity for discussion, exploration and exchange of ideas. More important, faculty work one-on-one with you from in-class projects to advanced scientific research—helping you gain confidence in your skills and knowledge. 

The program is structured so that for the first two years you receive a firm grounding in the biological and physical sciences. In the last two years, you are totally immersed in the sciences with the opportunity to concentrate in your chosen area. With a curriculum that also uses computer technology and computer-interfaced laboratory analytical tools, the biology program prepares you for the real demands of science in today’s world.


Carr Hall, which houses the main science laboratories and classrooms also includes fluid learning spaces that teach you how to work collaboratively in the lab, think objectively, and ask questions—all important skills for a scientist. State-of-the-art science equipment (such as a genetic analysis system that is used in the forensic science and biotechnology fields), instrumentation and technology for the new laboratories, provide a setting where you gain real-life work experience, putting theories to practical use. 

Career Options

Our biology major prepares you for a variety of career options, including biomedical research, clinical or research lab and pharmaceutical industry; graduate school in areas such as biology or zoology; medical or veterinary schools.

Some of our graduates have gone to:

  • Yale University - clinical research assistant
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Buffalo, graduate program in biomedical research
  • Ross University, School of Veterinary Science.

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