Biological Science

Pitt-Greensburg Biological Science major working with test tube

The Power of One Discovery

Soak your four years in the understanding of life science and all it entails — from the tiniest cells to gigantic beasts; from what life on Earth looked like millions of years ago, to what it will look like for generations ahead.

Address life’s greatest health, environmental, economic and education problems through a precise blend of well-rounded foundation and scientific expertise.

The Biological Science program at Pitt-Greensburg will equip you with the know-how and appreciation to take on whatever you want to do professionally. You will be prepared through coursework in every area: genetics, ecology, biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, and more.

Explore the topics you’re passionate about through independent study, internships, lab and lecture assistantships, or undergraduate research. And finish it all off with the in-depth Capstone Senior Research Project — either in a laboratory team or working side-by-side with Pitt-Greensburg faculty.

Career Opportunities

What kinds of things can you do with a degree in Biological Science? Frankly, you’ll prepare to pursue any career that calls you to solve problems. Whether that’s in health care, scientific research, teaching, environmental science, conservation and wildlife, tourism, forensic science, microbiology, or graduate school, medical school or another program in a number of fields.

Pre-Medicine and Health Professions

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health professions among the fastest growing career paths, attributed to an aging Baby Boomer generation, and more people with access to health care. Prepare for these in demand careers through specialized programs that ensure you earn the pre-requisites and science background you need to succeed in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Health & Rehabilitation Science or as a Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, or Occupational Therapist.

SLC Scholarship ProgramPitt-Greensburg SLC Scholarship Program logo

Pitt-Greensburg has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in Biology or Chemistry. Through the Science Learning Community (SLC) program, scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years are available to eligible academically talented students from high schools serving Fayette and Washington Counties and rural areas of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania.
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