Department of Biology

Division of Natural Sciences

At Bridgewater College, your biology degree can kickstart any number of careers in medicine, health, research, laboratory science and more. Interested in becoming a doctor, a veterinarian, a nurse or a medical laboratory scientist? Check out our pre-professional programs.

Do you want to perform undergraduate research? Explore all the various fields within biology? Our faculty will guide you in navigating the endless variety and developing your own areas of interest.

If you want to focus in environmental science, explore our programs – the environmental science major and minor – that we share with the chemistry department.

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Biology Major

As a biology major, you will have numerous opportunities to participate in internships, research and other forms of experiential learning to enhance your knowledge and prepare for a career or graduate school. Add an emphasis in wildlife biology to focus on wildlife management, zoology and more.

Environmental Science Major

The environmental science major is an interdisciplinary major, combining coursework from both the biology and chemistry departments. You can also choose an emphasis in wildlife biology.

Biology Minor

Biology minors are available for students looking to build a foundation in the field. The biology minor includes coursework from the fields of chemistry and mathematics.

Environmental Science Minor

Add an environmental science minor to your degree to explore the natural world across the fields of biology and chemistry.

Social Sciences for Health Professionals Concentration

Pursuing a health-related career in medicine, nursing, physical therapy or other areas? Add this concentration to better understand the complexities of human behavior, development and identity while also improving your communication skills.

Pre-Professional Programs

Biology Facilities

Biology Faculty

Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger, Department Chair