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Biological Sciences

Make the Study of Life Your Life's Work

Exploring the secrets of life involves studying cells that are infinitesimally small and biological systems that are enormously complex. How they work to create living organisms holds the key to understanding life on earth and how to preserve and protect it. Bridgewater State University’s Department of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to not just learn about the building blocks of life but also to conduct research with talented faculty, using our state-of-the-art labs and advanced instrumentation.

Students have the flexibility to choose their own course of study based on their passions and interests. In addition to a BA and BS in Biology, we offer a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (Biology). Along with human biology, the curriculum covers such diverse areas as molecular genetics, neurobiology, immunology, virology, animal physiology and ecology. With a degree in Biological Sciences from BSU, graduates are prepared to pursue Master’s and Ph.D. programs, enter into the health professions, translate their knowledge into teaching or work in industry. Whether conducting research, solving environmental problems or teaching, rewarding career opportunities await.

Department News

Department News

Faculty Focus
A species of gecko discovered by the international team of researchers. Below, Dr. Thilina Surasinghe works in the field in Massachusetts. (Top photo by Majintha Madawala, bottom photo by Drew Cambra, '21)
‘Geck’-ing Out
Biology professor helps identify new species of tiny lizard
Alumni Profile
Amanda Pacheco, ’19
Alumna Profile: Amanda Pacheco, ’19
Solid faculty advice leads to an unexpected career path
Undergraduate Research, In the Classroom
Students study salamanders
Slippery Subject

NSF grant brings salamander research into classrooms