Bachelor of Science In Biology

"The University of New Haven has its students out in the field learning about different research techniques during our first semester, said Amanda DeLiberto ‘16, a research specialist at Princeton University. "I liked that I would be learning theory and also be able to gain hands-on experience throughout my education."

Study the mysteries of life

In biology, there are questions to be asked and problems to be solved. Through the biology program at the University of New Haven, you will learn to do both successfully, applying the theoretical knowledge you gain in the classroom in hands-on laboratory activities and engaging in field work right from the start.

You’ll study life in its most basic and its most complex forms as you explore and expand the framework that informs our understanding of the wonders of the natural world.

Strengths of the program include:
  • An emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with practical, career-focused work
  • Studying in state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Participation in active research projects designed for students and led by faculty
  • Exploring Connecticut’s rich biological systems, including the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point and the Banca Marsh
  • Learning from faculty who are passionate scholars in their respective disciplines
  • The opportunity to study in different settings, including the Sound School in New Haven and the Gerace Tropical Research Station in the Bahamas
  • The opportunity to participate in the Lyme Disease Research Group
  • On-campus clubs and organizations, including the Beta Beta Beta National Biologic Honors Society, the Biology Club, and the Marine Conservation Society

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.


My experience at the University has taught me the importance of networking – and it led to my internship at the John B. Pierce Laboratory.

Envision Your Future

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Selected Courses and Programs
  • Because the techniques for working with proteins are basic to the cell and molecular biologist and extend beyond the understanding of basic protein biochemistry, this course provides a theoretical understanding of methods commonly utilized for protein/peptide analysis. In the laboratory students will isolate proteins from various tissues or expression systems and analyze them by one- and two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.

  • A survey of invertebrate phyla focusing on taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, structure and function, physiological adaptations, and life modes. Laboratory includes examination of the structure and anatomy of representative taxa from the phyla, experiments and observations on behavior, and responses to varying environmental conditions.

  • The nature of antigens and antibodies, formation and action of the latter, other immunologically active components of blood and tissues, and various immune reactions.

  • First in a series of advanced biochemistry courses; examines the relationship between protein structure and function. Topics include properties of proteins and amino acids, protein folding, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme regulation.

  • The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, check out the Academic Catalog:

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