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Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Bachelor of Science program at UMass Lowell - A wide range of undergraduate options

Besides our most popular biology option, we offer options in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Ecology as well as pre-med support.

Degree Pathways

View the biology undergraduate course listing.

We also offer a Biological Sciences Minor.

Students selecting the Biology Option may tailor their undergraduate program to meet the requirements for employment after earning their B.S. degree, or to continue their education in a graduate or professional school. Their training in biological sciences is integrated with that obtained from courses in related areas such as: chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Those interested may also elect selected courses in engineering and psychology. Electives in biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, environmental biology, immunobiology, and molecular biology are available to third and fourth year students. Eligible seniors are encouraged to conduct an original research project under the supervision of a faculty member.

Regardless of the option chosen, all students are given every opportunity to gain valuable hands-on technical training with specialized contemporary techniques such as: electron microscopy, recombinant DNA technology, cell culture, computer applications, and a spectrum of tools widely used in biochemistry.

For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:


Admissions Standards & Requirements

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science. 

Discover Biological Sciences

Why Study Biological Sciences at UMass Lowell?

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Several Options for a Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science curriculum is designed to impart the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking needed for a successful career in modern biology and related fields. The department also offers a Biological Sciences Minor.


Both undergraduates and graduates can engage in cutting-edge and problem solving research.
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Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professional Training

Programs satisfies entrance requirements for schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatry, and chiropractic. Visit the Pre-Health Professions website.