Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Forensic Concentration
The forensic concentration combines the strengths of DeSales’ biology and criminal justice programs. Centered in biology, our program is interdisciplinary with courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, and law enforcement. This well-balanced combination of studies provides graduates with numerous career and graduate education opportunities.
Would you like to teach biology?
Pursue a career in professional education through our Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) as you earn your biology degree. This dual preparation in method and content maintains and fosters the philosophy and objectives of a liberal arts education while preparing you for quality teaching in the Commonwealth's secondary schools.
A well-developed internship program provides you with early real-world experience of possible career directions and placements.
Medical School and Postgraduate Education
If you're interested in pursuing advanced degrees, DeSales provides the support and opportunities to prepare you for admission to graduate programs. You'll receive specialized course work and participate in volunteer and internship experiences to give you a competitive advantage. You'll also get individual help from the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee, who assists graduate school candidates through the application process.
While there is no specific "pre-med" major at DeSales University, we have a strong history of helping students reach their full potential and gain acceptance to medical, veterinary, and dental programs.
If you plan to attend medical school, you'll take prerequisite courses to prepare you for the medical college admission test (MCAT) in addition to your general college requirements for graduation. If started during your freshman year, you can typically complete these by the beginning of your junior year (and take your MCAT during that year).