Biology and Chemistry Department

We're cultivating your critical thinking abilities to include the scientific process.
Biology and Chemistry students

We've got a wide variety of undergraduate courses in Biology and Chemistry for Biology majors, minors and non-majors seeking to expand their scientific knowledge and critical science inquiry skills.

Get a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, or Chemistry with Initial Licensure in Secondary Teaching.

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Majors and Concentrations


Foundational principles and the exploration of contemporary thinking about the nature of life.


Provides a foundational understanding for all areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry with Initial Teacher Licensure

Prepares tomorrow's educators to become high school chemistry teachers.

Biology with Initial Teacher Licensure

Prepares tomorrow's educators to become high school biology teachers.

Health Sciences

Addresses the increased interest in health professions and is designed to prepare you for pursuing post-graduate studies.

Environmental Biology

Prepares for environmental careers including ecology research and environmental protection.

Neuroscience and Behavior

Bridges biology and psychology to focus on the nervous system function and how it relates to behavior.


Illustrates the different aspects of biotechnology to prepare you for any career in the field.


Prepares you for further education in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other health professions.

Job growth and graduation rates according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

graduation rate for biology and chemistry majors who participate in research
job growth between 2020-2030 for chemists and materials scientists
job growth between 2020-2030 for biological technicians

Pre-Professional Programs

LECOM Early Acceptance Program

Guarantee your acceptance to medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) with one of three programs.

Pre-Medical Program

A program to assist students in pre-professional preparation for careers in the medical sciences.

Go Beyond the Classroom and a Look Inside the Courses

Clubs and Organizations

Meet up with likeminded students for fun activities including movie nights, field trips, nature walks, in addition to informational talks and seminars.
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Questions? Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either though the contact information below or by contacting the department chair, Dr. Michael Nosek at 978.665.3430.