Biology (B.S.) / Biology (B.A.)

Marymount University offers either a B.S. or a B.A. in Biology.  Both can lead to exciting opportunities in the sciences, biotechnology, or health-related fields.  In addition, students who graduate from this program will have the critical thinking, analytic, and writing skills employers seek. Either degree can serve as a foundation for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or another health discipline. Upon successful completion of the program, students are able to

  • independently conduct and evaluate scientific research;
  • demonstrate effective oral and written scientific communication skills;
  • understand the moral and ethical impact of science on their communities, both local and global; and
  • integrate a range of scientific concepts and ideas.

Majors can focus on:

Those interested in pursuing a career in Physical Therapy also have an opportunity to take coursework to prepare for entry to Marymount’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

The Biology program at Marymount opens many doors. Biology majors can

  • earn licensure to teach biology to students in grades 6 through 12
  • collaborate with a faculty mentor to undertake scholarly research through Marymount’s DISCOVER program
  • apply for scholarship programs specifically for students interested in a career in the sciences.  Highly qualified students may be eligible for the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science and Mathematics, providing full tuition and room and board.
    Click here to apply.
  • participate in a summer study abroad program in Belize to gain hands-on experience in marine biology and tropical ecology.

What’s more, Marymount Biology majors have the resources of Washington, DC, nearby, providing great internship opportunities!  Potential internships sites include renowned public and private research institutions; leading healthcare agencies and hospitals; and high-profile federal agencies such as Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Program Options

Biology (B.S.) / Biology (B.A.)


Physical Science

Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Quantitative Science