About the School of Biological Sciences

UNE's School of Biological Sciences offers three bachelor's degrees, one master's degree, and three minors.

Explore real-world applications of biology

The UNE School of Biological Sciences lets you explore real-world applications of biology from molecules to ecosystems, preparing you for a life of inquiry and meaningful contributions to society.

With programs in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and medical biology, we enable you to find your passion and grow it into a fulfilling career.

The research I participated in made me feel like I can make change — like I am part of a much bigger purpose. — Olivia Scott 20

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Student Success by the Numbers


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Global Education

See the World

Experience the beauty found in the four corners of the earth by traveling the globe.

As a major in any program in the School of Arts and Humanities, you are encouraged to expand your horizons and immerse yourself in new cultures by studying abroad. Spend a semester in Spain, France, Iceland, or Morocco. Or you may choose from several shorter, faculty-led travel courses. Explore comparative education in Ireland, or anatomy and art of the Renaissance era in Italy. Other courses include trips to Mexico, Cuba, and Kenya.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.

Tree Climibing in the Rainforest Panama
Marine Biology at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik
Coastal Belize

Beautiful Location

As a student in one of our School of Biological Sciences programs, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. 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 mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore.

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