Advance your expertise in the scientific anatomy, behavior, and origins of living organisms

Study the molecular and cellular activity of living organisms with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marymount University. You’ll gain a solid foundation in genetics, microbiology, chemistry, and physics to prepare for a variety of careers or an advanced degree. Students can further customize their experience through elective courses in virology, endocrinology, immunology, and botany to meet their interests and career goals.

Marymount offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology. The B.S. in Biology equips students for careers in biological sciences, biotechnology, and health care fields like medicine, pharmaceuticals, and dentistry. It can also prepare you for academic tracks in pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, or MU’s pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. Click here for info on the B.A. in Biology.

  • Undergraduate research

A Marymount-based education in Biology focuses on undergraduate research. Students work one-on-one with faculty in the lab and participate in meaningful research that is often published or presented at national or international conferences.

  • Experiential internships

Our Bachelor of Science in Biology students participate in exciting and relevant internships in the Metro D.C. area. These include the National Institutes of Health, Smithsonian, Emerson Clinical Research Institute, local medical facilities like Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax, and the Arlington Free Clinic, and even political organizations. 

  • Service to the community

Service is a hallmark of a Marymount education. Biology students and faculty give back both locally and globally — examples include partnering with e-NABLE to provide cost-effective, 3D-printed artificial limbs to those in need, serving those who are food insecure in Arlington County through an on-campus community garden, and working with Hawksbill Hope on its volunteer work in Gales Point, Belize.

  • Scholarships  

Students who demonstrate financial need can apply for STEM scholarships of up to $40,000 across 4 years. These scholarships are made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation.

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