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Unveil the Wonders of God’s Creation and Serve Others Through Biology

Do you love science? Do you want to help others? Change lives through the study of Biology! As you earn your bachelor’s degree, you’ll study life all the way from the cellular level up to entire ecosystems. Deepen your understanding and appreciation of God’s creation. Build a rewarding career where your love for science meets your desire to serve others.

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At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Build your skills and confidence in preparation for your next degree

Discover how studying science can reveal the mysteries of God’s creation.

Get hands-on experience with modern techniques and real-world technology


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Autumn Dillow ‘23 (Biology) was deeply invested into the community during her time at Roberts.

She shares, “Over the past four years, I have been able to cultivate meaningful relationships with my peers and my professors which has deeply impacted my passion for learning and becoming a physician’s assistant. … I feel that I have a better sense of who I am and who I want to be, thanks to my time at Roberts.”

Now, she works as a Patient Care Technician at Highland Hospital with plans to attend graduate school.

What Will I Learn

Both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree program build a strong, wide-ranging foundation in biology. The B.S. degree is recommended if you’re looking to earn your graduate degree, as it provides specialized courses.

Both degrees can help you become a scientific educator, laboratory technician, or researcher. You can also build a career in healthcare, such as the medical, dental, and veterinary fields.

You’ll study the following in both degrees:
  • General Biology
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Scientific Communication
  • Cell Biology and Immunology
  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology

Career Outlook


  • Medical Professional
  • Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian

Graduate Schools

  • Cornell University
  • University of Rochester
  • University at Buffalo
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Lake Erie College of Medicine
  • SUNY Upstate School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Georgia
  • Ohio State University
  • Campbell University
  • Liberty University
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine University
  • Johns Hopkins University

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply put, biology is the study of life. It involves studying living organisms and all of their processes at a microscopic and macroscopic level.

Yes! If you would like to work in the medical field or are passionate about environmental science, for instance, a biology degree can lead to a very rewarding career.

Along with that, a biology degree can help you obtain competitive pay, find a personally fulfilling career, continue your education, participate in research, and help others.

Note that you may need to pursue a more advanced degree depending on where you want your career to go. Roberts’ graduates are fully prepared to go onto graduate school, and we ease your transition through articulation agreements with multiple schools.

A biology degree opens doors to a wide variety of careers, such as:

  • Medicine
  • Research and laboratory science
  • Environmental science
  • Forensics
  • Government agency roles
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture

Certain careers may require graduate education. Your bachelor’s degree at Roberts will provide a solid foundation of preparation for graduate education.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for those with a biology degree in 2019 was $65,000.

Note that 60% of these people had an advanced degree. Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, field of biology, company, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their efforts to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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