Biology (BS)

The Biology (BS) program is designed to give students a strong background in the biological sciences, allowing them to pursue a wide array of biology-related career goals. Graduates of this program seek job opportunities in various fields, including:

  • Bioethics
  • Biology writing/illustration
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Dental school
  • Environmental biology
  • Forensics
  • General biology
  • Government agencies/national parks
  • Medical school
  • Optometry school
  • Patent law
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmacy school
  • Podiatric medical school
  • Pre-physical therapy
  • Pre-physician assistant
  • Research
  • Teaching biology at the high-school level
  • Veterinary school

Biology (BS) Highlights

  • The Biology (BS) program offers three specializations:
    • Pre-Professional
      • For students interested in Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Graduate Programs, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry or Pre-Veterinary programs
    • Marine Biology
      • For students pursuing career goals focusing on the marine environment
    • General Biology
      • For students interested in Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Environmental Biology, Biotechnology or General Biology programs

Where Are Our Biology Graduates? (Since 2008)

Graduate schools

  • Auburn University, AL
  • Baylor College of Medicine, TX
  • Boston University, MA
  • Bryn Mawr College, PA
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PA
  • Case Western Reserve University, OH
  • Clemson University, SC
  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Columbia University, NY
  • Cornell University, NY
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
  • Duke University, NC
  • Emory University, GA
  • Florida Atlantic University, FL
  • Florida International University, FL
  • Fordham University, NY
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
  • Georgia Medical University of South Carolina, SC Tech, GA
  • Georgia State University, GA
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Indiana University Bloomington, IN
  • Iowa State University, IA
  • John Hopkins University, MD
  • Loma Linda University, CA
  • Louisiana State University, LA
  • Northeastern University, MA
  • Nova Southeastern University, FL
  • Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • Princeton University, NY
  • Purdue University, IN
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MA
  • Rutgers University, NJ
  • St. George's University, Grenada
  • St. John's University, NJ
  • St. Louis University, MO
  • State University of New York, NY
  • Stony Brooke University, NY
  • Texas Tech University, TX
  • Tufts University, MA
  • University of Alabama, AL
  • University of Central Florida, FL
  • University of Chicago, IL
  • University of Delaware, DE
  • University of Florida, FL
  • University of Georgia, GA
  • University of Illinois, IL
  • University of Iowa, IA
  • University of Maryland, MD
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
  • University of Massachusetts, MA
  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ
  • University of Miami, FL
  • University of Michigan, MI
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
  • University of Pennsylvania, PA
  • University of Pittsburg, PA
  • University of Rochester, NY
  • University of South Carolina, SC
  • University of South Florida, FL
  • University of Texas, TX
  • University of Wisconsin, WI
  • Vanderbilt University, TN
  • Wright State University, OH

Medical Schools

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • American University of Antigua
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Northwestern University
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • St. George’s University, Grenada
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • UCF College of Medicine
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • University of Rochester

Dental Schools

  • Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • LECOM School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Dentistry at University of California

Optometry Schools

  • College of Optometry at Pacific University
  • College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University
  • University of Southern California

Podiatry Schools

  • Barry University
  • Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Pennsylvania

Veterinary Schools

  • Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua

Biology (BS) Course Offerings

In addition to its required courses, Barry’s Biology (BS) program offers a variety of elective courses for its majors, including but not limited to:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Tropical Marine Ecosystems
  • Neurobiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Parasitology
  • Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Immunology
  • Oceanography

For full course descriptions, visit

Student Organizations

Students in the Biology (BS) program have the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom by becoming involved in Barry’s biology-related student organizations, such as the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), the Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA), the Tri-Beta Honor Society, the Pre-Dental Club, the Pre-Veterinary Club and Pals-4-Paws.

For a full listing of biology-related student organizations at Barry, visit

Program Overview: Biology (BS)

This major requires 40 semester hours in biology, including:

  • Biological Foundations
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Marine Biology or Ecology or Environmental Science
  • Human or Comparative Anatomy
  • Human or Comparative Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Biological Theory

Students must also fulfill the following math, chemistry and physics requirements:

  • General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus or Statistics

To view the specific requirements for Biology’s (BS) three specializations (Pre-Professional, Marine Biology and General Biology), visit Barry’s Undergraduate Catalog: