BA in Biology
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Biology is at the forefront of today’s headlines, from the environment to genetic engineering. Now is the time to be a part of the next generation of scientists who are tackling global warming, stem cell research, public health, and bioterrorism. No matter what field you want to pursue, Dyson College’s Biology programs will not only prepare you to enter the world of science, but also help you change it.
BA in Biology
This course of study is designed for students seeking careers in such areas as science education at the primary or secondary school level, scientific journalism, scientific marketing and sales, or environmental and patent law. The BA degree provides a broader liberal arts background and the opportunity to take more elective courses than the traditional BS degree program.
Student-faculty research is a benchmark of the Dyson College experience. Our faculty members are actively involved in both basic and applied research in a wide range of areas including cancer research, plant biology, global warming, bacterial pathogens, ecological field studies, and pediatric audiology studies. These research projects, many of which are funded by federal grants, include both undergraduate and graduate student participation. Our students have presented the results of their research work at national and international scientific meetings and have authored papers in scientific journals. They have also been the recipients of international fellowships for continued study in the United States and abroad. To learn more about our faculty research projects, please visit the Research Opportunities page.
Our students conduct independent laboratory research in collaboration with highly respected faculty members, often at a level typically reserved for graduate students, using scientific resources one would expect to find at a large research institution. Students gain hands-on experience beyond the classroom through fieldwork and internships at some of the most prestigious scientific and pharmaceutical companies and organizations in the world.
There are many career paths you can follow with an undergraduate degree in Biology, including laboratory or field research; health care or public health work; environmental conservation; scientific policy work for local, state, or federal agencies; pharmaceutical marketing and sales; science writing; and communication in newspapers, websites, magazines, television, and radio. With additional certifications and degrees, students may also become medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, optometrists, dentists, veterinarians, and teachers.
Many Pace graduates command starting salaries of $53,200 or more—that’s on par with the country’s most selective Ivy League schools.