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Department of Biology

Department Overview

Our biology department explores the real world applications of the biological sciences, preparing you for a life of inquiry and meaningful contributions to society. With programs in medical, terrestrial, and aquatic biology, we enable you to find your passion and follow it into the field.

Degree Programs




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B.S. Programs
Apply online for one of our bachelor of science programs or request more information on a program.

M.S. Program
Apply online for our master of science in Biological Sciences or request more information on the program.

Meet our Faculty and Professional Staff

One-of-a-Kind Location

As a student in one of our Department of Biology programs, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Over the years, this confluence of natural resources has inspired students and faculty from around the world. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.

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Hidden Gemhidden gem badge for women in STEM 2018

College matching site College Raptor inc. named UNE a Hidden Gem for Women in STEM. The ranking highlights UNE as being dedicated to encouraging young women in the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees.

UNE ranked among the top five schools in the country.