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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. 

The core program in the Biological Sciences is flexible, providing you with considerable latitude in selecting your coursework. If you are interested in a more focused program, two Concentrations are available within the major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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.


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: