Biological and Biomedical Sciences

About this Department

Many solutions to the world’s problems are rooted in the sciences. Whether you are studying microorganisms or researching treatments and cures for diseases, understanding the foundations of the biological sciences—and how they apply to medicine—is crucial for students who want to become problem solvers and leaders in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
Bryant Biological and Biomedical Sciences students will receive a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and immersive education. They will develop the knowledge and analytical skills needed to excel in the many exciting careers in the biological and biomedical fields. Experiential education is a hallmark of the Bryant education, and there are many opportunities—both inside and outside the classroom and labs—for students to gain hands-on experience in research, internships, practicums, and travel.

Undergraduates often collaborate with faculty on research that is published and presented at conferences. Opportunities for this kind of collaboration, often only available to graduate students at other institutions, are widely available to science students at Bryant.

With guidance from faculty who mentor students through their time at Bryant, graduates successfully pursue careers in clinical medicine, academia, industry, and business. Many students build strong mentoring relationships with faculty that often last well beyond their time at Bryant as they grow through the phases of their successful careers.

Hannah Couture Class of 2020

Department Highlight

We wish to congratulate biology major Hannah Couture '20 as she was accepted to every Doctor of Physical Therapy program she applied to and is off to Belmont University in the fall. She credits much of her success to her coursework, leadership opportunities, her research on biomechanical modeling of ligaments, and the meaningful faculty relationships she forged as a science student at Bryant.

Real-World Outcomes

Our graduates are finding success after graduation, whether they gain employment in industry or attend graduate school. A majority of our graduates get accepted to graduate school, including medical school, dental school, physician assistant programs, physical therapy programs, pharmacy school, and more. 

Bryant Professor Stephanie Mott works with a student.

Meaningful Learning Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty mentors on research, participate in 10-week, paid summer fellowships funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, and engage with scientists at area research hospitals on real-world research.

Bryant Professor Brian Blais works with a student.

Inspired Faculty

Our accomplished faculty are award-winning educators and dedicated mentors who include environmental policy developers, and internationally recognized researchers with experience in paleobiology, pollution and climate change, and human health. Among them is:

Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Bryant Professor Kirsten Hokeness points to a 3D anatomy virtual table during a class.

Student Profiles

Ramsha Gul ’25

Ramsha Gul ’25

“Everyone is so welcoming, and they are ready to help you with whatever you need. My professors know me by name and what I want to do in my career and life. Bryant will make sure that you never feel alone or lost here.”
Joey Leszczynski '23

Joey Leszczynski ’23

“Bryant helps students thrive and develop their passions. I really found that Bryant fit well with my multifaceted identity. Being somebody who is interested in immunology and epidemiology, but also fashion and communication, I found that Bryant allows you to do so much and not burn yourself out.”
Taryn Rauff ’22

Taryn Rauff ’22

“Bryant has helped me succeed a lot academically. I’ve also built close relationships with my professors, who gave me research opportunities and furthered my understanding about biology. I don’t think I would have had as many of those opportunities in another school. I’ve been very grateful for that support.”

Where our students go

Graduates of Bryant's programs within the Biological and Biomedical Science Department go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Columbia University
Duke University
General Mills
Hanna Instruments
Massachusetts General Hospital
Royal Netherlands Institute of Research
Tufts University
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Doctoral Program
University of Texas Health Dental School
University of Toledo Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program