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Bachelors in Biology

Bachelors in Biology Program Overview


The University of Providence allows students to get hands-on experience in their field of study, as one of the guiding philosophies for the Biology program is to encourage and support undergraduate research. UP’s professors work with students on exploring their research interests and designing a research project unique to each student.

With UP’s small professor-to-student ratio, students have the opportunity for one-on-one research and thesis mentoring. The integration of UP’s Catholic mission with the exploration of science creates opportunities to explore and develop the whole person in science and society. The University offers specialized concentrations to support the Biology major, to further support students with a specific career in mind. These concentrations are in the following areas: Health Professions, Physiology, and Wildlife Ecology.


Program Curriculum


Biology Degree

Skills You’ll Learn

Students who earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of Providence will learn these skills and more:

  • Creating projections
  • Isolate and analyze DNA, RNA, and protein
  • Curating experiments
  • Transcribing results
  • Statistical reports/analysis
  • Design, conduct, and interpret scientific research
  • Sequence genomes
  • Communicate research findings through models, charts, and graphs
  • Scientific writing
  • Research experience


Career Outcomes

University of Providence Biology majors gain timeless skills, making them attractive to several different employers. Biologists study the structure, origin, growth, evolution of living organisms and more.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are available, and you will receive school credit for your completed hours. Biology students may intern where they choose, once approved.


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Program Faculty

S. Diane Lund, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology / Program Lead for MSI

Jessica Martin, M.S.

Lecturer of Biology

Jennifer Swanson, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will it take to complete a Biology degree?

Completing a Biology degree at the University of Providence can be done in four years.

How much will I make with a degree in Biology?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the salary range for those with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology can fall between $57,000 to $202,000 a year, depending on location.

What kind of jobs can I get with a Biology degree?

Students who earn a Biology degree from the University of Providence will have several career paths, and can apply for several job titles, including:

  • Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Research Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Psychologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Sports Therapist
  • Zoologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Science Journalist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Science Lecturer