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Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Biology program integrates lectures with laboratory sessions. Classes are small so that students have the opportunity for discussion, exploration and exchange of ideas. Faculty work closely with students, from in-class projects to advanced scientific research, to help them gain confidence in their skills and knowledge. The program is structured in that the first two years students receive a firm grounding in the biological and physical sciences and the last two years, students are completely immersed in the sciences with the opportunity to concentrate in their chosen area.

With a curriculum that also uses computer technology and computer‑interfaced laboratory analytical tools, the biology program prepares students for the real demands of science in today’s world.

The main science laboratories and classrooms includes fluid learning spaces that teach students 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.  

Bay Path Science Student Places 8th in Video Competition!

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) held a contest called "Film your research". This contest had the goal to get scientists connected with the concept of “visual science” by making a 2-minute video featuring a researcher performing a scientific experiment/technique in the laboratory or in the field. Nicole Gousy, a Bay Path science student, placed 8th out of 200 submissions from graduate students, post-docs, and research scientists. Check out her video below! Nicole also won a poster award for her work at the Active Site 2017 conference at Northeastern University. She was awarded a $500 travel award to attend the American Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Annual Meeting in San Diego! 

Accelerated Degree Options:

  • 3-Year Bachelor's Degree. Students with a record of strong academic achievement and a desire to fast track their education are encouraged to apply to the accelerated degree program. The program allows students to earn their degree in three years of year-round study, enabling them to save on tuition costs and enter the workforce sooner. Click here to learn more. 

Bay Path offers a variety of student support, including peer, professional, and online tutoring. The faculty encourages me to work individually and in groups, and pushes me to attain my goals. Bay Path has helped me in infinite ways in preparing me for success, starting my first year when I got accepted into a summer program at Columbia University." - Yismel, Biology & Medical Science Double Major