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Biology is the scientific study of life in all its many diverse and marvelous forms. If you find it appealing to learn how living organisms as diverse as amoebae, mushrooms, orchids, horseshoe crabs, bats, and humans function, then you should consider majoring in Biology at Sacred Heart University. The Biology program offers students exciting learning experiences and opens doors for future career and personal development including:
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- Diverse Careers: Biology majors may enter the work force immediately following graduation in the fields of education, biotechnology, conservation, and government service. Biology graduates are also prepared for professional and graduate-level training in fields as diverse as medicine, public health, law, and scientific research.
- Relevance Both Now and in Future: The Biology major at Sacred Heart University provides graduates with the intellectual tools required to understand the impact of technological progress on human society, other species, and the environment. These tools provide our graduates with a means to make informed decisions about critical ethical issues long after the degree program is completed.
The Biology Department designed its curriculum to reflect the complexity and diversity of the living world. Its graduate will be conversant with the cellular and molecular basis of life, the design and functioning of individual organisms and the ecological interactions of organisms.
A graduate will respect the primacy of evidence and appreciate its role in the historical development and advancement of a discipline. A graduate will be able to analyze evidence in a critical fashion through exposure to data analysis in the literature and in laboratory course work.
Finally, the graduate will be cognizant of the possible social impact of biological progress and will be prepared to wrestle with the difficult ethical conflicts resulting from such advancement.