BiologyBachelor of Science

"The University of New Haven has its students out in the field learning about different research techniques during our first semester, said Amanda DeLiberto ‘16, a research specialist at Princeton University. "I liked that I would be learning theory and also be able to gain hands-on experience throughout my education."

Study the mysteries of life

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
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  • Exploring Connecticut’s rich biological systems, including the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point and the Banca 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 Beta Beta National Biologic Honors Society, the Biology Club, and the Marine Conservation Society
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

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Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.

$68K

Environmental Scientist

13% Growth 2017-2027

$78K

Sales Representative

10% Growth 2017-2027

$66K

Microbiologist

9% Growth 2017-2027

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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