Research and experiential learning opportunities offered through our integrative and applied Biology program prepare you to excel in your chosen path. Offered as a major and minor.

Program Overview

Accomplished educators guide you as you create your path among the five tracks of our Biology major: General Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pre-Health, Research Intensive, or Ecology and Conservation. Work closely with faculty in small classes and state-of-the-art labs usually reserved only for graduate students at larger schools. Join graduates succeeding in medical, dental, and pharmacy schools; doctoral programs; and in health sciences careers.

WATCH: Professor Kirsten Hokeness, Ph.D., describes what makes our Biology program stand out.

  • Benefit from one-on-one mentoring and guidance from our inspiring expert faculty.
  • Start working toward attaining direct patient contact hours required for some post-graduate programs by taking an EMT course as early as freshman year.
  • Closely collaborate with a faculty mentor on research that you'll have the opportunity to publish and present at regional and national conferences.
  • Participate in 10-week paid summer fellowships and engage with scientists at other area universities and research hospitals on real-world research funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and NASA.
  • The quality of our Biology program results in a large percentage of graduates going on to top graduate and pre-professional schools. 
  • Special agreements guarantee you interviews with Western New England School of Pharmacy and Bryant's Physician Assistant program.

Two seats per year reserved for qualified Bryant undergraduates to the Physician Assistant Program

Bryant University is committed to attracting students to our home state of Rhode Island to help meet the healthcare workforce needs locally. To accomplish this, the Bryant University Physician Assistant Program grants guaranteed interviews to Bryant undergraduate students who meet the program's admissions criteria. Pending a successful interview, two seats per year are reserved for qualified Bryant undergraduates to the PA program.


  • A strong foundation integrating business, STEM fields and the liberal arts develops critical 21st century skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Every student graduates with a major and a complementary minor, gaining a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through experiential learning.
  • Whether you begin a career or continue your education after graduation, Bryant credentials prepare impact thinkers who are in high demand and prepared to contribute and make a difference.
Triple Venn Diagram - Business, Liberal Arts, STEM

The Bryant Difference


99 percent of Bryant graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

Top 1% ROI

For lifetime earnings and ROI -- Georgetown University CEW

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of our multiple-track programs are prepared for a wide array of opportunities, including careers in the health sciences, biomedical research, physical therapy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, environmental biology, food science and industrial research. 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
EpiVax Inc.
Hanna Instruments
Massachusetts General Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Tufts University
University of Rochester Medical Center
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Bryant University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Clarkson University Master's Degree Program
Duke University Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
New York Institute of Technology
New York University Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program
Northeastern University Biology Doctoral Program
Syracuse University
Uniformed Services Univ School of Medicine
University of Birmingham, UK, Medical School
University of New Haven Forensic Science Program
University of Pennsylvania Master's Degree Program
URI Pharmacy Doctoral Program
UTHealth Dental School
University of Toledo Molecular Biology Doctoral Program

Experiential Learning Opportunities


  • Shadow and network with accomplished Biology alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure a Biology internship, available in various sectors, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 400+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.


  • Health Education Awareness Leaders participant
  • Colleges Against Cancer member
  • Active Minds member


  • IDEA mentor as an Omicron Delta Kappa member
  • Health Education Awareness Leader (HEAL)


  • Sophomore International Experience
  • Study abroad during your junior year


  • Research and Engagement Day presenter
  • Honors Program member
  • Develop antibacterial compounds that hold promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacterial infections
  • Be a research assistant in Bryant's Microbial Glycomics Lab

Inspired Faculty

Bryant Professor Kirsten Hokeness works with an undergraduate student in a lab.

Inspired Faculty

Our talented faculty include award-winning educators, mentors, researchers, and authors, with expertise in biomedical research, computational neuroscience research, molecular biology, and antibacterial compound development. Among them is:


Professor of Science and Technology; Department Chair