Biology

Designed to give you a strong background in science, Barry University's undergraduate biology program prepares you for a number of career goals. Some of the areas you might consider after graduation include:

  • medical school
  • dental school
  • veterinary school
  • optometry school
  • podiatric medical school
  • graduate school teaching
  • marine biologist
  • research
  • biomedical research in industry
  • environmental health specialist
  • biotechnology
  • pharmacy school
  • government agency
  • wildlife biologist

Why Biology at Barry?

Barry’s undergraduate biology program offers small‐sized classes, allowing its students to receive individualized attention.

In addition, a vast majority of the program’s lecture courses include laboratory components, allowing students to apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and gain valuable hands‐on experience.

Upon entering the biology program, undergraduate students are partnered with an academic advisor who provides academic support and remains the student’s advisor for the duration of his or her studies at Barry. Students in the program may also have the opportunity to work alongside biology faculty members as they conduct and publish research.

Biology Faculty

Barry’s biology faculty members are accomplished teachers and researchers and have published in scientific journals in a variety of areas, including entomology, cardiac physiology, virology, yeast genetics, fish behavior, seagrass beds, neurodevelopment, cancer research, reproductive genetics, endocrinology, hearing, biostatistics and science teaching, among others.

Biology faculty members present their work annually at regional and national scientific conferences and frequently attend these conferences with student authors.

Learn more about Barry's biology faculty members.

Biology Classrooms and Labs

The biology program’s eight teaching labs are specifically equipped for the discipline(s) taught in each of the labs, including: biotechnology/genetics, cell biology, anatomy, zoology, marine biology/botany, physiology, embryology and microbiology.

In addition, there are 12 individual faculty research labs located on campus, which serve as spaces for biology faculty members to conduct their research; as a part of the undergraduate biology program, many students have the opportunity to gain valuable research experience by working alongside faculty in these labs.

The biology program also houses a shared‐equipment room, a laboratory prep room and an aquarium facility, which includes a saltwater fish aquarium and freshwater tanks that are used to facilitate learning in marine biology classes and for the purposes of faculty research.

South Florida Location

Barry’s South Florida location, with its year‐round access to unique environments such like the Florida Everglades and the only living reefs in the continental United States, will give you additional opportunities for research and observation.