General Information Study Biology at Barry
The Department of Biology offers the opportunity to study life at all levels. The diverse course of study helps you develop critical thinking skills as you examine scientific knowledge from various biology sub-disciplines. Through foundational coursework along with practical laboratory experience, you will develop the scientific skills and knowledge that will open the door to numerous career and graduate school opportunities.
After your undergraduate studies, you may consider continuing your education in medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, or podiatry school. Other possibilities include working with the environment in the capacities of marine biologist, wildlife biologist, or environmental health expert. A biology degree can also prepare you for a future as a researcher or for a career with a government agency. Explore all the options at Barry!
Our knowledgeable faculty, immersive labs, and collaborative atmosphere will help you reach your full potential.
Classrooms and Labs
The biology program’s teaching labs have everything you need to study genetics, cell biology, anatomy, zoology, marine biology, botany, physiology, embryology, and microbiology.
South Florida Location
With its year‐round access to unique environments such as the Florida Everglades and the only living reefs in the continental United States, you will have additional opportunities for research and observation.
Faculty conduct research in a wide range of areas — everything from virology and neurodevelopment to fish behavior and seagrass beds. They publish in scientific journals and present at conferences — frequently attending with student authors.
Focus on Research
Faculty members conduct their research in labs on campus. As part of the undergraduate biology program, many students gain valuable research experience by working alongside faculty in these labs.