Bachelor of Science - Biology
Our Bachelor of Science program has a more structured, professionally oriented curriculum designed to prepare students for advanced training in biology, including graduate school, and health careers. Students in this track may also specialize in bioinformatics. The courses in the major that are offered directly by the department provide rigorous training in both basic and advanced biological concepts. Most courses offered by the department include a specialized laboratory experience taught by department faculty.
Cytotechnology & Medical Technology
The Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a focus on the paramedical programs Cytotechnology and Medical Technology is also offered. Although most cytotechnologists work in hospital laboratories examining samples from any part of the body from which fluids can be obtained, opportunities also exist in private clinics, in private industry, and in research laboratories. Graduates of the Medical technology program provide both routine and specialized clinical laboratory testing on a variety of patient specimens in diverse settings, including hospital and independent laboratories, commercial and academic research laboratories, and public health services.
Starting in the fall of 2002 we began offering several year+ degree options with affiliated schools, thus facilitating a smooth transition to degrees in physical therapy at Slippery Rock University, osteopathic medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), pharmacy at the LECOM School of Pharmacy, dentistry at the LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL campus), chiropractic at Logan University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, and physician assistant studies at Chatham University. These affiliations provide for a limited number of guaranteed seats to qualified individuals as well accelerated degree completion in some instances.