Explore the living world through hands-on experience in the lab and in the field
Discover the inner workings of living organisms from molecules to ecosystems in our biological sciences program. As our largest and most popular major, the biological sciences program is designed to give you the degree you want — through self-designed concentrations, independent study, research projects, internships, job shadows and more. You can also tailor your biological sciences degree toward pre-health and pre-med to help you meet requirements for medical school or graduate programs.
What is biological sciences?
Biology is the study of life, exploring how living organisms from microbes to animals to ecosystems interact with one another and the environment. The biological sciences program builds a foundation in topics like evolution, microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, biodiversity and more. Through diverse areas of study and hands-on experience, biological sciences students will be prepared for careers in industries from healthcare to agriculture to education, or for further education in graduate, medical or veterinary school.
Why study biological sciences at UNH Manchester?
UNH Manchester’s largest and most popular major, the biological sciences program is designed to give students the skills and hands-on experience for careers or further education in a range of competitive fields. Experiential learning is central to this program—students work side-by-side with faculty on research projects in our state-of-the-art labs and get real-world experience through internships and job shadows. With student-designed concentrations spanning areas such as biology teaching, genomics, ecology, microbiology, pre-professional health and more, biological sciences majors can customize their degrees for the future they want.
- Doctor of Medicine
- Occupational or Physical Therapist
- Physician Assistant or Pathologists’ Assistant
- Research Technician
- Science Teacher