Bachelor of Science in Biology:
A biology degree with unique hands-on opportunities.
Mount Ida’s Biology bachelor’s degree offers unique opportunities to lift your gaze from the microscope. In our biology program, you can widen the lens to encompass practical learning options in the biology field to become a biological technician, a biologist in conservations, zoos or wildlife, a science writer, or science illustrator. Few biology degree programs offer this type of applied learning along with traditional biology courses. You will get a uniquely well-rounded biology degree that combines classroom instruction, hands-on lab experience, research and applied practice in small classes that foster one-on-one interaction with professors and classmates.
Three biology options are available:
Biology – Pre-medical Concentration (B.S.)
Biology – Pre-pharmacy Concentration (B.S.)
All students start their freshman year in Biology and can select a concentration after the freshman year based on meeting the entrance requirements:
Biology (B.S.) – The Biology degree offers excellent preparation for careers in the life sciences, including dynamic industries such as energy, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental management and agriculture.
Biology – Pre-medical Concentration (B.S.) – The Pre-Medical Program at Mount Ida College prepares students to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at another institution after finishing a biology degree. The students are required to take a specific sequence of courses that constitute requirements for most institutions offering a Doctor of Medicine degree. Students interested in the Pre-medical concentration must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 after their first year of courses at Mount Ida College to be allowed to continue this concentration.
Biology – Pre-pharmacy Concentration (B.S.) – The Pre-pharmacy Program at Mount Ida College
requires students to take a specific sequence of courses (within a Biology major) that constitute prerequirements for most institutions offering a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Students interested in the Pre-pharmacy concentration must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 after their first year of courses at Mount Ida College to be allowed to continue this concentration.