Bachelor of Science in Biology Rider University
Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists
Blended in theory and practical training, Rider’s bachelor of science (B.S.) and bachelor of arts (B.A.) biology programs take an extensive look at the science behind living organisms. More biochemists and biophysicists will be needed to use the knowledge they have gained from basic research to develop biological products and processes that improve people’s lives.
Rider’s biology major educates the next generation of scientists by providing students with a foundation in the life sciences that prepares them to join the workforce or attend professional or graduate school. Rider achieves this through small class and laboratory sizes allowing direct, hands-on instruction, and faculty accessibility. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who provides academic advice and career guidance tailored to the student's needs. Areas of professional and graduate study pursued by students in this major include medical, dental, and veterinary school; allied health programs such as optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing; programs leading to Ph.D. degrees in the life sciences; and programs in science education.
Graduates of the biology program have pursued their graduate studies at prestigious institutions such as John Hopkins University, Cornell University, Princeton University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and The Scripps Research Institute, among others.
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