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Chatham University Biology

We are now living in the “Age of Biology.” The discipline of biology spans the spectrum from unlocking the secrets of the gene at the molecular level to providing the knowledge to help solve global environmental problems.

A Chatham University Biology degree prepares you for work in the field or graduate and professional programs through its emphasis on hands-on activities and skills required for continued learning. We offer a wide selection of courses satisfying the requirements for a B.A. degree or a B.S. degree in biology, or for a minor in botany. B.S. in biology majors follow one of the following:

Cell and Molecular Biology

Recommended for those interested in Medical, Dental, or Veterinary careers

Human Biology

Specifically designed to prepare students for Physician Assistant graduate studies


Individualized courses of study focused on students' educational interests and career goals

Additional options and pathways

Students may also apply for accelerated entry into either Chatham's Master of Physician Assistant Studies or M.S. Biology program.

If you are interested in teaching, you can receive secondary education certification in Biology through Chatham University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. The MAT offers certifications in chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies, and physics as well.

Students majoring in Biology may join the Biology Club, and apply for membership in Beta Beta Beta national honor society.

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