Biological Sciences

Translucent pink sea creatures in an aquaculture tankAs a Biological Sciences major on our seaside Biddeford Campus, you gain the knowledge to succeed in a wide range of entry-level careers in biology, or to pursue a more specialized graduate degree. The work you do occurs on a campus that bustles with the activity of undergraduates, graduate students and professional students aspiring to work in the sciences and in human and animal medicine. 

This is the major for you if you’re interested in the overall field of biology and don’t wish to limit your inquiry too narrowly as an undergraduate. 

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

UNE also offers a minor in Biological Sciences.

Secondary Education

If your goal is to be a high school or middle school science teacher, you may enroll in secondary education courses at UNE to meet the standards for State of Maine certification (grades 7-12) upon graduation. 

Four Plus One

Our Four Plus One Program enables you to complete your M.S. degree in one year, instead of the traditional two, if you earn a 3.5 GPA or higher from UNE’s undergraduate program in Biological Sciences, and receive sponsorship from a faculty member.

Careers

As a major in this area, you may pursue a career as a:

  • Medical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Naturalist
  • Conservation Administrator
  • Science Instrumentation Technician
  • Fisheries Observer
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Wildlife Management Administrator 
  • Computational Biologist
  • Drug Development Scientist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Physician / Veterinarian
  • Public Health Official

Visit the following websites for more information:

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • BiologyJobs.com
  • Science Journal