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What You’ll Study at Queens

From discovering new viruses to researching local organisms, as a biology major at Queens, the world is your classroom. Come study a variety of biological topics, learn to apply real scientific questions, and better understand the impact of science on life around you. Our faculty will help you determine the best path for your future interests as Queens offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology. Our flexible curriculum allows majors to tailor their course load to meet their future goals.

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How Can You Use This Degree?

Graduates will be prepared to work in a range of exciting opportunities listed below. They will also be prepared for graduate studies and pre-professional studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or physical therapy.

  • Ecologist
  • Park ranger
  • Biological technician
  • High school biology teacher
  • Food scientist

Highlighted Courses 

  • Cellular and Molecular Foundations (BIO 201)
  • Foundations of Genetics (BIO 303)
  • Advanced Topics in Ecology (BIO 401)
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Concepts (BIO 402)

Student Success / Highlights

“Being a part of the biology department was the most valuable part of my Queens experience. The discourse I had with the professors excited my passion for biology. While preparing to become a biology teacher, I looked to my professors for the best ways to teach difficult scientific concepts to previously uninformed audiences. Each and every professor embodied the Queens motto of ‘Not to be served, but to serve.’ I highly valued the encouragement and rigorous discussion from my professors at Queens.”

– Clay Spurlin ’23

Program Contact

Patricia Koplas, Ph.D., PT

Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Professor of Biology
Chair of Biology and Chemistry Department
Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advisor

Meet Your Professors