For Current Students

The Biology Department offers a range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study. For undergraduates, the department offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program, and co-sponsors a Biochemistry B.S. degree with the Chemistry Department. In addition, undergraduates may choose to Minor in Biology or obtain the designation of a Concentration in Bioinformatics. A Biology Thesis Program is offered to qualified majors, which involves research and the completion of a thesis in your senior year. Pre-Health Programs are also an option for those students interested in pursuing a health-related career.

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.

The department also offers a Ph.D. Program, which provides both a broad background knowledge base and an in-depth study of a specialized area of biology.

Contact Information

Eric Folker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs
Higgins Hall 578

Síle Ní Scanláin
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs
Higgins 355E

Department of Biology
Higgins Hall 355
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467