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Why Major in Biology?

Biology is the study of life. A good foundation in Biology neither goes out of style nor limits one to only a single career track. A competent, broad understanding of Biology will always be needed in medical, veterinary, nutritional and other careers working with the body. Finally, there is biological research for the sheer beauty of discovery; for Christians, this humbles us and leads to greater awe of God's hand as Creator. The BS in Biology at Eastern University prepares students for immediate entrance into graduate programs or careers in biology. Students may choose one of the following tracks:

  • Medical (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, and pre-PA)
  • Field biology (graduate and professional work in ecology and related disciplines)
  • General biology (individual course selection for specific interests)

Featured Alum

Gabriella PaezBiology Alumna Gabriella Paez '13 is the 2018 SustainPHL Activist of the Year
The Philadelphia’s SustainPHL Awards highlight and celebrate community change-makers and sustainability visionaries. Gabriella Paez, Esperanza College's Education and Community Development Manager, was acknowledged for her leadership and passion to provide sustainable resources and accessibility to the Hunting Park community. Read More.

Research is Essential in the Natural Sciences at Eastern!