Biology

Bachelor of Science

Be a student of life

With the B.S. in biology program from Lynn University, you'll study living organisms and ecosystems, while conducting hands-on research in a laboratory. Your findings may even be published in research journals and showcased at national science forums. Research opportunities like the ones offered as a biology major are usually available only to graduate students. But at Lynn, you’ll work with science faculty with Ph.D.s.—never teaching assistants.

As a biology major you will study with top-rated professors, become proficient in math and science, and hone the skills required to launch a successful career in biology or a similar field. 

Want to work in a crime laboratory? Earn your biology degree with a concentration in forensic science and analyze evidence, such as drugs, DNA and toxicology. Take six additional elective courses to fulfill the concentration. 

What you’ll learn in the B.S. in biology program

  • Genetics, molecular biology, anatomy, ecology, evolution and organic chemistry
  • Application of the scientific process to assess new projects and information
  • Analyze data, carry out biological lab techniques and develop solutions to biological problems

Curriculum & requirements

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Estimated annual tuition

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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Biology curriculum

As a biology major at Lynn, you'll study fascinating corners of our living world, combining core curriculum and degree-specific classes right from the start. That means you can start studying the subjects that most interest you as early as your first semester. 

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 36 university core curriculum credits
  • 71 major credits
  • 13 elective credits

Course Preview

SCI 260 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Lab
Discover basic human anatomy and physiology. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the cellular and tissue structure function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, respiratory, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems.

SCI 110 The Biological World and Lab 
Get an introduction to the life-supported systems of nature, emphasizing the diversity and adaptations of organisms in the evolutionary perspective. 

SCI 360 Ecology and Lab
Explore ecosystems at various levels of pattern and process, broadly emphasizing material/energy interrelationships in concept, time and space.

Students interested in a career in forensic science, can expect to take six additional elective courses to fulfill the concentration, including: 

  • FOR 230 Criminalistics and Lab 
  • FOR 340 Trace Evidence and Microscopy and Lab
  • ENV 340 Environmental Statistics
  • FOR 350 Forensic Molecular Biology
  • FOR 430 Forensic Chemistry
  • FOR 495 Forensic Science Capstone

Biology careers and jobs

Earn your B.S. in biology from Lynn and leave with a valuable skill set that you can apply to a range of careers right away, including:

  • Biology technician
  • Research assistant
  • Nutritionist
  • Conservation scientist
  • Genetic counselor
  • Pharmaceutical representative
  • Botanist

You may also choose to continue your education and earn a doctoral degree to prepare for a career as one of the following:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Biologist 
  • Marine biologist 
  • Ecologist 
  • Environmental biologist 
  • Neurobiologist 
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