About the Bachelor of Science in Biology
Prepare for a dynamic career in research or get ready for professional school.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology at PennWest California offers a challenging biology curriculum designed to prepare you to enter the workforce or continue your education in graduate or professional schools. This undergraduate degree program offers a broad curriculum in biology supplemented with courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students can select from a range of biology electives to fulfill their degree needs and professional interests. Almost all courses include a laboratory portion where you will gain hands-on experience using the methods, instrumentation and technology specific to the field. You also will study the practical application of the course content by directly applying it in the field and through case studies in the classroom.
Gain a career advantage with PennWest California's emphasis on hands-on experience.
Biology students are encouraged to pursue an internship and/or to study abroad to gain further expertise and practical experience in the field. Many of our biology students have completed internships in professional offices, biological labs, hospitals and other medical settings, and at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. The undergraduate biology program also offers students opportunities to select a concentration in one of these key areas: pre-professional programs, mortuary science or nanotechnology. The bachelor's degree in biology can be completed in four years of full-time study.