Bachelor of Arts in Biology
New York, USA
Full time, Part time
USD 18,230 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* $18,230 full-time tuition fee per semester.
Biology is the study of life. As broad as that sounds, it’s a science that can lead to just as wide a range of careers: Knowledge of biology is a gateway to curing disease, and understanding illness, and learning more about the millions of species we share the planet with. At its core, biology involves the study of cells, the basic building blocks of life; genes, which govern heredity; and evolution, which examines how species change, and new species are created. As a biology student at Manhattanville, you’ll engage with each of these topics in-depth. You’ll also gain real-world experience by working on projects in research labs on campus, completing a senior research project, and, in many cases, pursuing off-campus internships – all of which are invaluable preparation for grad school or careers in the field. In the past, Manhattanville students have completed medical school, dental school, and other advanced programs, and found jobs in research labs, aquariums, and museums.
As a biology student at Manhattanville, you’ll build a foundation in the discipline by studying core topics such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular and evolutionary biology. You’ll also have the opportunity to take more specialized courses, such as:
- Environmental Ecology
- Global Environmentalism
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Vertebrate Biology
- Invertebrate Zoology
- Nutrition in Health and Disease
You can major in biology, biochemistry, or environmental studies. Minors are available in biology or environmental studies. If you’re interested in medical, dental, or veterinary school, you can also follow the pre-health concentration within the major, or minor in pre-health or health sciences.
You’ll work closely with your faculty advisor – and, later, a research mentor - to help develop your skills and laboratory experiences. In addition to department faculty, you will develop close ties to your fellow biology classmates that will stay with you long after graduation.
The Biology Department has a strict Honor Code for students, which covers academic and personal conduct in classes, labs, and departmental activities.
Manhattanville offers many routes for students seeking to enter health professional schools in such areas as medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health-related fields. Please find more information by clicking the following links:
Bachelor of Arts. In addition to majoring in biology, students can choose to minor in biology or environmental studies.
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