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Are you curious about the billions of living organisms that inhabit our planet? When you are a biology major at Felician University, you will have the opportunity to study the living world from the smallest cells to massive ecosystems. Biological sciences span a wide range of interests that includes anatomy and physiology, molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and health-related biology. With a strong foundation in the basic principles of biology, you will have many career options available to you.

If you wish to pursue a career in a health-related profession, Felician University offers several accelerated, pre-professional programs with cooperating professional schools. These programs include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Technology, Medical Imaging Sciences, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Audiology, and Podiatry.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Minor in Biology – 19 credits in biology courses
  • Concentration in Biochemistry – 49 credits in biology and chemistry courses to prepare for entry into graduate programs and careers such as pharmacology, biotechnology, and chemical analysis.

Points of Interest

  • Plan and execute an original, hands-on research project in your senior year. You will complete this one-semester project in either biology or chemistry under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  • Get a head start when applying to post-graduate programs! Qualified candidates receive departmental letters of reference.
  • Haven’t decided on a career direction? Switch easily between the biology major and our pre-professional programs, and vice versa, with our flexible curriculum.
  • Gain practical experience in laboratory techniques in our newly renovated laboratories.
  • Learn to think critically about complex scientific matters and ethical consequences as you prepare for the many challenges of modern society.
  • Develop an appreciation of Catholic/Franciscan values as they relate to the practitioner of science.

Required Courses

Career Opportunities

Professional Careers
  • Medicine
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Podiatry
  • Physical therapy
  • Audiology
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician assistance
  • Pharmacy
Other Careers
  • Industry
  • Federal, state and local agencies
  • Biomedical sales
  • Biotechnology law
  • Bioinformatics
Job Locations of Graduates
  • Mars Corporation
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Mane Fragrances
  • Holy Name Hospital


Program Contact Information

Manuel Ferreira, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
School of Arts & Sciences
Kirby Hall 215
201.559.6000 (ext. 6042)