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Biological Science

Biological Science major working with test tube

The Power of One Discovery

Use state-of-the-art digital microscopy to explore your own DNA. Present your original research on a national stage. Your passion for the study of the living world has limitless potential.

With the help of our Biological Science faculty, you will build a strong understanding of biology, chemistry and math. You will use innovative technology and engage in hypothesis-driven research – experiences that will prepare you for careers in fields such as:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Industry
  • Research
  • Environmental studies

With the completion of a Capstone Senior Research Project (either in a laboratory team or in partnership with a faculty member) you will attain a level of research expertise that is highly sought-after by graduate and professional schools.

Career Opportunities

What kinds of things can you do with a degree in Biological Science? Frankly, you’ll prepare to pursue any career that calls you to solve problems. Whether that’s in health care, scientific research, teaching, environmental science, conservation and wildlife, tourism, forensic science, microbiology, or graduate school, medical school or another program in a number of fields.

Pre-Medicine and Health Professions

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health professions among the fastest growing career paths, attributed to an aging Baby Boomer generation, and more people with access to health care. Prepare for these in demand careers through specialized programs that ensure you earn the pre-requisites and science background you need to succeed in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Health & Rehabilitation Science or as a Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist.

SLC Scholarship Program

Pitt-Greensburg SLC Scholarship Program logoPitt-Greensburg has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in Biology or Chemistry. Through the Science Learning Community (SLC) program, scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years are available to eligible academically talented students from high schools serving Fayette and Washington Counties and rural areas of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania.
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