Immaculata offers a variety of biology degrees that allow you to choose electives that suit your areas of interest and your career plans.
The B.A. in Biology combined with the B.A. in Chemistry is intended for students pursuing interdisciplinary careers requiring a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry.
Because of the considerable overlap in the biology and chemistry programs, this special combination is possible in the typical four years of undergraduate study. If you need to take courses to fulfill prerequisites, your degree may take longer. Learn more about general prerequisites and transferring credits.
Strong foundation in liberal arts
Preparation for careers in research, education, and medicine
Provides a foundation for graduate study at the cutting edge of science
Immaculata biology and chemistry majors are prepared for technical positions in academic, industrial, government research and quality control laboratories, and field stations. Students who also develop good writing skills expand their opportunities for careers, such as work in scientific publishing and abstracting.
The biology and chemistry programs also provide excellent training for students intending to continue their studies in graduate and professional schools in preparation for careers as professors, principal investigators, physicians, veterinarians, and more. If you are interested in the field of medicine, the Advisory Committee for the Medical Professions provides information, advisement, and services to prepare you for a career in medicine (including physician's assistant), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine.
Qualified students are encouraged to carry out undergraduate research projects in their junior and senior years under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The research may take the form of summer internships on- or off-campus or independent courses during the regular academic year. Information on extramural research internship opportunities is kept on file and is available to all science students.