Biology Students
College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The BS in Biology: A Degree to Launch Your Scientific Career

Designed in response to local industry demand, this bachelor’s degree in biology sets you on the path toward a rewarding scientific career or advanced study in a master’s-level STEM or MD program.




Skills-Based Preparation for Aspiring Scientists

This well-rounded biology degree program provides the broad foundational knowledge as well as laboratory and data science skills for careers in areas including:

  • Aquaculture
  • Animal Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Biology Education
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Health Care
  • Human Biology
  • Laboratory Science
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Scientific Research
  • Scientific Writing
  • Zoology/Wildlife Biology


Hands-On Biological Science in State-of-the-Art Labs and Facilities

The core science courses in WilmU’s BS in Biology degree program are offered at our Brandywine and New Castle locations. Learn, explore and discover in Brandywine’s new laboratories, which feature laminar flow hoods, biosafety cabinets, cryogenic freezers, and CO2 incubators.



Co-Op Learning Experiences in Biology with NASA, INBRE and More

Build your resumé and professional network through the BS in Biology’s required cooperative learning experience. WilmU’s affiliation with the NIH-funded INBRE program, the NASA-funded DE Space Grant Consortium and dozens of labs throughout the state provide exciting STEM-based research and internship opportunities.


Choose from Two Specialized Biology Concentrations

  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science

Finish your biology degree faster by transferring credits. 30 courses 120 total credits

$1,116 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your biology degree.

Career and industry outlook for B.S. in Biology graduates

Explore your career options and plan for your future in Biology.

8.4% Job Growth

More than 3,000 Annual Openings

$53.66 Median Hourly Earnings

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The BS in Biology provides a science degree designed to cater to the future of biology, putting our students at the forefront of cutting-edge research, tools and concepts. - Dr. Milton Muldrow Jr., Science Program Chair
Dr. Milton Muldrow Jr., Science Program Chair

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