What is Biology?
At Pitt-Johnstown, you have two options available with Biology; Traditional Biology and Terrestrial Biology. The Traditional Biology major is designed to provide the student with a broad choice of courses allowing for a substantial amount of freedom for learning expression and program design. Outlined course requirements and careful consultation with advisors will provide the student with the needed requirements to enter most medically or health care oriented professional school or biology program. A wide range of electives allows the students to pursue specific areas of interest. The graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown Biology program have an excellent record of acceptance into professional and graduate schools.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Biology at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is to provide strong instructional and experiential grounding in the biological sciences for students in the three curricular tracks in the Biology major (Traditional, Terrestrial Ecology, and Medical Technology), for students fulfilling specific requirements in the Social Sciences, Education and Engineering Technology Divisions and for Nursing and Allied Health programs affiliated with Pitt-Johnstown, and for fulfilling General Education requirements for students majoring in other disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.
What can I do with a Biology degree?
Some students may want to continue with their education in hopes of being in the medical, education, or law fields. Our students have been very successful in being admitted into graduate and/or other professional schools. Students entering the workforce can find job opportunities with government agencies, research laboratories, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Biology courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Biology course descriptions, click here.
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Biology Program, and the world of Biology as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Biology Department Homepage
Degree Requirements: Traditional Option (.pdf)
Degree Requirements: Terrestrial Option (.pdf)
Where are our Biology alumni?
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Jobs in Biology
Meet our Biology Faculty
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