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Bachelor of Arts in Biology

If you're interested in studying how ecosystems function, how the human body works, or how genetics are passed on, the Biology major at Rosemont might be for you. The BA in Biology provides you with a foundation in the biological sciences through the study of living organisms at the molecular, genetic, cellular, organismal, and ecological level.

Research and Internships

Our graduates find themselves prepared for successful careers. These consist of on and off-campus undergraduate research projects, as well as exciting internships. Our students are highly-accomplished, winning first prize for three years at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for Biological and Chemical Sciences. In addition, 95% of our qualified students who applied medical or osteopathic school received acceptance.

As a Biology student, you may choose between three tracks of study. Minors are available in the Biology Track and the Environmental Science Tract. 

Archana Ganta '17

Medical Student
Drexel University
College of Medicine

"I have always wanted to be a doctor. I am from California and I came to Rosemont College for the Science program. Dr. Skokotas helped prepare me in so many ways. I am now a medical student at Drexel University. I am still in close contact with the friends I made at Rosemont. It was such a supportive and collaborative environment, and I will treasure those relationships for the rest of my life.

I find great POWER in the fact that I gained so many valuable skills from Rosemont that I utilize every single day of my career, and that I made friends I will have for a lifetime."

Clubs and Student Life

Part of what makes Rosemont so special is our small and collaborative atmosphere. Student Life features over 20 clubs and organizations, including two organized by science students.

Rosegrow, the Environmental Action Coalition on campus hosts speakers and heads sustainability projects on campus. The Pre-Health club assists students in preparing for the MCAT and mentoring, among other activities.

Biology Track

The Biology Track is required for completion of the joint programs with Drexel University's ACE (Accelerated Career Entry) Program for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or for Salus University's Master in Occupational Therapy Programs. Courses in the Biology Track cover topics from many different areas of biology, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, organismal biology, and ecology.

Pre-Health Track

If you're interested in pursuing a career as a nurse, doctor, physical therapist, pharmacist, or as another health professional, the Pre-Health Track is an excellent choice.

Prepare for graduate programs in the biological sciences, or for professional studies in the medical or health sciences. Pre-Health students even have a club on campus. Our students continue on to succeed in medical school and in other allied health programs.

In addition, you must complete the Pre-Health Track in order to complete the following joint programs:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) Program.
  • University of the Sciences PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy).
  • DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Programs.
  • Salus University Master's Degree in Physician Assistant, Doctor of Optometry, and Doctor of Audiology Programs.

Environmental Science Track

Apply the study of biology to fundamental ecological issues. Issues relating to protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development continue to be priorities at the local, national, and global level.

Contemporary environmental quality problems include management of biodiversity, air and water pollution, as well as the investigation of the link between human health and the environment.Environmental professionals work in careers that include the management of natural resources at governmental and corporate levels, sustainable development, climate science, conservation, or hydrology.