This undergraduate degree program can be tailored to your unique needs and interests. The broad biology curriculum includes courses in anatomy, microbiology, histology, cell biology and genetics, and is supplemented with courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. You can add electives that range from animal histology to Immunology and biochemistry.
Expert faculty will become your mentors as you learn and grow. Our top-notch facilities provide hands-on experience using up-to-date methods, instrumentation and technology specific to your field. You will study the practical application of the course content by directly applying it in the field and through case studies in the classroom, and have excellent opportunities to participate in independent research projects and present your results in a professional setting.
You’ll graduate ready to pursue advanced studies in biology and related fields, for industrial and government research, or to take on a career in public health and other health-related fields.
Student-to-faculty ratio at PennWest California
Help you acquire additional expertise and hands-on experience.
Our biology students frequently win awards for their research at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) annual conference.
Graduates with a biology degree have many career options, from continuing their education to finding employment in various types of laboratories or with private industry, government or nonprofit organizations. About 40% of all biological scientists are employed by federal, state and local government organizations.
Biological scientists work for the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Interior and Defense, and for the National Institutes of Health. Many graduates also find rewarding opportunities in scientific research and testing laboratories, the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry, or educational institutions.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.