The bachelor of science in biology is a multidisciplinary program combining rigorous foundations in biology, chemistry, and physics.
The biology program is designed to prepare students for careers in allied health ﬁelds including physical therapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy, entry-level placement in pharmaceutical and biomedical research laboratories, admission into graduate, medical and professional schools, and teaching.
The major provides all biology students with a core set of courses introducing the basic concepts of life science and an in- depth introduction to the fundamentals of biological processes and the diversity of organisms. A subsequent series of courses provides a broad biological base for advanced work in speciﬁc concentration areas.
The program places heavy emphasis on methodology through laboratory experiences that provides students with state-of-the-art lab skills. The student will complete an internship, a research project with a faculty mentor, or participate in student teaching where experience is gained in a research, allied health, or teaching environment.
Biology students also participate in a Senior Seminar course where a short thesis is written based on either laboratory-based or library-based research.
Please note that students should begin coursework towards the Biology major, tracks in Biological Sciences or Health Science or the biology minor no later than the first semester of their sophomore year.
Students considering the Biology major, tracks in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Dentistry should begin coursework during their first semester of study at the college. Failing to do so could prevent them from completing the necessary requirements or require students to do coursework in the summer.
Students completing a B.S. in Biology at Cabrini College must complete the Biology Core courses in addition to courses required for a track.
Biological Sciences Track
Health Science Track
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Track