The world needs biologists like never before to solve many of today's challenges. At Wilkes, you'll get solid preparation for doctoral and medical programs as well as a range of health-related professions.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On-campus||122 (22 for minor)|
Why Study Biology at Wilkes?
Our engaged faculty work closely with you both in and outside the classroom. These expert researchers have secured more than $1.25 million in grant funding, so you’ll dive right into real projects as early as your first year. Our broad curriculum provides you with maximum flexibility and prepares you for a variety of advanced programs and biology careers. By taking advantage of our extensive research opportunities, you can complete your degree with a master's level of research experience. Many of our students directly enter doctoral programs.
What Will You Learn as a Biology Major?
- You'll learn the range of biology, including cell and molecular biology, structure and function, ecology and evolution, and the plant sciences.
- You'll delve into the principles of bacteriology and the relationship of micro-organisms to disease and its prevention, control and treatment. You'll then build scientific investigative skills and learn molecular biology techniques.
- You'll gain the ability to think critically about biological issues and to think about human dimension as it relates to the biological sciences. And you'll become adept at reading technical literature in biology.