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Senior Thesis Students who completed their theses as part of the Biology Honors Program. Visit the Bio Honors Program site to learn more
BC Bio Majors After Graduation
This article highlights the career paths of Boston College science major alumni including Biology Major Alum Meghan Towne ('07), who is a Supervising Genetic Counselor of Research and Development at the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, Boston Children's Hospital.

The Biology department considers a basic understanding of biological systems to be an essential skill in our increasingly technological society. The importance of research and experimentation in biology is stressed throughout the curriculum, which includes a strong focus on research experience through advanced labs and guided research on and off campus. 

The Biology Department offers a range of opportunities for undergraduate study. As a Biology major, students can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biology or Biochemistry or a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Biology majors may also choose to concentrate in Bioinformatics, which combines coursework in Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

For students interested in pursuing a health career, the department works with the Pre-Health office to create a plan of study and offer guidance in planning for graduate school programs and health-related careers. 

Boston College students involved in undergraduate research may apply to the Graduate Program during their Junior year, for entry into a 5-year BS/MS Program.

There is also an opportunity to complete a Biology minor for students obtaining degrees in other areas of study. 

Contact Information

Seth D. Robertson
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 617-552-2292
Office: 355E Higgins Hall

Kathy Dunn, Ph.D.
Associate Chairperson & Undergraduate Program Director
Phone: 617-552-3217
Office: 412 Higgins Hall

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