Why Choose the Biology Department at Eastern?
The Biology Department at Eastern University prepares students for careers related to medicine, environmental biology, laboratory research, and secondary science education. Eastern University students have access to modern equipment, such as used in biomedical and molecular biology research, and numerous medical and research internship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area. We are within two hours of many diverse ecosystems and resources for field biology like the Smithsonian, and a founding member of the Au Sable Institute that offers outstanding field courses in May term and Summer I and II. Eastern offers a 5 year program to the BS in Biology and MEd that provides a strong entry opportunity for secondary science teaching. Eastern’s strong Spanish program permits a minor in Spanish with Biology coupled with a semester in Mexico, for medical and lab-oriented students, or in Costa Rica, for a field biology focus.
Biology students at Eastern University work with experienced and published faculty, actively involved in research and/or service, and dedicated to teaching and student research. The Biology Department also aids students in finding opportunities to participate in off-campus research and internships. Graduates of the Biology Department at Eastern have continued on to: careers in medicine (as physicians, dentists, physician assistants, or physical therapists); graduate studies in various fields, such as pharmaceutical, environmental and other types of research; law school (for environmental and regulatory policy); secondary science education; and medical or agricultural related ministries.
What the Biology Department Offers
Majors and tracks
- BS in Biology with either a Field Biology Track (for graduate and professional work in ecology and related disciplines) or a General Biology Track (for graduate and professional work in sub-disciplines of biology)
- BA in Biological Studies (for field or laboratory work)
- BA in Environmental Studies (interdisciplinary preparation for law, regulatory and policy work)
- BS in Biology and MEd (5 year program for secondary science education offered through the Loeb School of Education; graduates are state-certified)
- BS in Biochemistry (offered jointly with the Department of Chemistry; or entrance into graduate study or medical school)
Biology Department Mission Statement
Through rigorous studies of biological principles and hands-on laboratory analysis, we prepare students with a solid background in Biology, coupled with a liberal arts education. The development of an inquiring mind is coupled with rigorous reasoning, while remembering that the earth is the Lord’s, and scientific work is work that should serve and honor Christ.
Learn more about the Biology Department's understanding of faith and science.