Explore the science of life from minute strands of DNA to complex ecosystems that stretch for miles and miles.
Our program offers opportunities for research and study using the latest technology and equipment, in the lab or in the field. In faraway tropical rainforests and coral reef habitats or New Hampshire’s own lakes and forests, PSU students work hands-on with faculty members to answer some of life’s toughest questions.
As a biology major you’ll experience:
- Degree programs in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology or Environmental Biology
- Minors in Biology and Neuroscience
- Courses in zoology, anatomy and physiology, conservation, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and marine biology just to name a few
- Opportunities for local, national, and international field studies
- A talented and diverse faculty
- State-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities, including a 1,400-liter marine aquarium, fully equipped human physiology lab, herbarium, and rooftop greenhouse
- Partnerships with the Center for the Environment, an innovative regional research center focused on environmental science and conservation.
- We also have graduate programs available.
Bachelor of Science
The BS in Biology is a broad-based degree that prepares students for graduate or professional schools including medical, dental, and veterinary schools, and emphasizes cellular, physiological, and organismal biology. It should be noted that some professional/graduate schools require a full year of physics and thus students should work closely with their academic advisor to plan their coursework.
Bachelor of Arts
The BA program in Biology is a broad overview of the principles of biology and the functions of biological systems with supportive courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. It can be used to fulfill the goals of students just interested in biology or those who plan to go on to professional programs or graduate degrees in the biological sciences. For the latter case, it should be noted that some professional/graduate schools require a full year each of organic chemistry, physics, and calculus; this program is less restrictive. Thus students should work closely with their academic advisor to plan their coursework.