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Undergraduate Programs

A female student in a white lab coat uses a device to extract a sample from a petrie dishIn the Department of Biology you benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, our coastal location, our small upper level classes and the opportunity to conduct meaningful research.

Because we also offer graduate and professional programs in the sciences and medicine, your exploration occurs within a vibrant health sciences community that includes campus lecture series and other events involving biology.

You also belong to the broader academic community, which introduces you to peers and instructors as passionate about the humanities as you are about biology. You take Core classes and electives in the humanities, contributing to your development as a well-rounded thinker.

Our Biology Department offers you the chance to pursue one of three distinct areas of study: Aquaculture and Aquarium Science, Biological Sciences, or Medical Biology. You may also choose the electives needed to become a certified middle or high school science teacher, or to pursue medical school, dental school, physician’s assistant school or a range of other graduate programs in the sciences.

Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

U N E students and a professor reach into a tank in the Marine Science Center

Prepare for a career in cultivating and marketing aquatic organisms, or in maintaining aquarium collections.

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Biological Sciences

Translucent pink sea creatures in an aquaculture tank

Prepare for a range of exciting careers in biology, or for a specialized graduate program in the sciences.

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Medical Biology

U N E students work with colorful models of the human skull

Prepare for a graduate program in human medicine, dentistry, biomedical research, biotechnology, or one of the other health professions. We offer both a Medical Sciences Track and Pre-Physician’s Assistant track.

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Pre-Pharmacy Track

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Our two-year, undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy program on UNE's Biddeford Campus provides you with the coursework required for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program offered by UNE’s College of Pharmacy on our Portland Campus.

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A minor in Nutrition prepares you for both graduate studies in Biology and Exercise and Sport Performance and certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition. As an interdisciplinary minor, the courses are presented from multiple disciplines and colleges.

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