Department overview

In 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.

Degree programs


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Apply online for admission to one of our bachelor of science programs or request more information on a program.

nicole robitaille

The advisors, professors, and professional staff at UNE really helped prepare me for my future.

Medical Biology (Pre-Physician Assistant Track - MPA), Physician Assistant (M.S.)

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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