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Biological Sciences

The UMass Lowell Department of Biological Sciences offers degree programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees that prepare students for careers in biotechnology, medicine, ecology, and other life science fields.

For undergraduates we offer options to specialize in Biotechnology; Bioinformatics; and Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. We also offer Pre-Health Professional Advising for students pursing medical school and other health professional school. Students also participate in our faculty’s cutting-edge research.

Please see our twitter feed and seminar schedule for the latest news. Contact Us with any questions about our programs!

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Every year, mass numbers of endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles strand themselves in New England. Doctoral candidate Erin Mangan Sullivan and biology undergrad research assistants Sonia Marcello and Alfred Lutaaya hope their research will assist biologists in making clinical decisions on how to treat these animals.

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