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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 yeast, mushrooms, frogs, horseshoe crabs, zebrafish, finches, chickens, gibbons, 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:

Undergraduate Research and Internships The Biology major at Sacred Heart University offers students opportunities to develop practical experience, through participation in faculty-directed research and job-related internship experiences.

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.

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Latest News

Professors to Participate in Panel Discussion at Maritime Aquarium

March 11, 2019

The Sacred Heart University Department of Biology and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk present the Premier of the International Ocean Film Tour (Volume 6) on Thursday, April 4, 7-9:30 p.m., at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Newman’s Own Hall, 10 North Water Street, South Norwalk. Enjoy a night of edge-of-your-seat storytelling through a series of inspiring short films all focusing on the big blue, followed by an expert panel discussion.

Sacred Heart Awarded $650,000 for Low-Income Scholars

September 28, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $650,000 grant to Sacred Heart University to implement the Involvement in Coastal and Marine, Molecular and Neuroscience (In-CoMMoN) scholarship program. The aim is to attract and prepare 14 qualified, low-income students for careers in areas of national need, including coastal and marine biology, molecular and cellular biology, and neuroscience. Each scholar will receive scholarship support for four years.

Earth Day at Stratford Point

April 22, 2018

In honor of Earth Day, come make a difference with students and faculty from Sacred Heart University's Department of Biology as they plant marsh grass at Stratford Point as part of the Living Shorelines imitative on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make a positive environmental impact and volunteer your time by increasing shoreline habitat and biodiversity while decreasing erosion.