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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

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
I originally chose the Wildlife Biology program here at UP because I was looking for Environmental Science to help with my career but leaving Great Falls was not an option. As I have gone through the years, I am a senior this year, I have completely fallen in love with this department, the professors are all great, wonderful individuals who are all extremely passionate about their specialties which makes it that much more fun to learn from them. I have been to bigger schools in the past and one of the perks UP definitely has is the smaller class sizes they truly give the student a chance to have meaningful relationships with professors and advisors.
Dylan Gilbert
Biology major
I chose to major in biology at UP because of my career path and goals, but I also chose to major in biology because of the strong foundation that has been set within the program. The professors are phenomenal and understanding of the schedules of all students and are willing to help at anytime and in anyway that they can. I believe that the biology program, as well as the professors, will set me up well for my future career and life. I am very appreciative of the opportunities I have been granted at UP!
Connor Murgel
Biology Major
"I was first drawn to the University of Providence as a recruit for basketball and after learning more about Providence, I realized how much they could help me educationally. I want to do something in the medical field, and I believe that this biology program has helped me get a great start on my undergraduate career. In addition to the connection to Providence Health, the student to professor ratio and small class size allowed me to be at ease knowing I would get a good education. Over my past few years, I believe the biology program at Providence has really helped enhance and push me toward my career goals. I have been able to work closely with my professors and they have helped me apply and get accepted into an internship at McLaughlin Research Institute. I am confident that I will have that same support from my professors as I apply to other jobs and graduate/medical schools. With this small community, everyone is here to support each other being successful both in and outside of class. I am very thankful for all the opportunities this program has given me over the past few years that have set me up for a successful future."
Grace Weber
Biology Major