Biology – Undergraduate

Faculty and studentsPursuing an undergraduate degree in biology from Brandeis University provides excellent preparation for students intent on careers in biological research who want to go to graduate school, for those seeking careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry, and for those interested in the allied health professions such as public health, genetic counseling, physical therapy, or physician assistant.

Degree options

Brandeis University offers three undergraduate degrees in Biology. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology provides students with a general background in biology and provides flexibility with fewer requirements for quantitative and physical science courses. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is an intensive biology option that provides students with a strong background in several areas of biology and is recommended for students pursuing a career in research. The Biology checklist provides a breakdown in course requirements for each degree option.

Additionally, a BS/MS option is available for candidates with departmental honors. This is a special four-year program requiring approval by the Graduate School.

Biology faculty

The biology department has more than 25 full-time faculty members with teaching and research interests in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, development, cancer, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, motility, cell biology, structural biology, animal behavior, and ecology.