B.S. in Biology

Prepare to be a leader in today's scientific world.

Rivier University offers a major and minor in biology with three concentrations to align students’ focus with their desired career track and prepare them for graduate study. Elective coursework provides students with the opportunity to study in Costa Rica, Senegal, and other global locations.

Biology major concentrations include:

Allied Health – Coursework prepares students for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or laboratory-based medical research.

Combined Biology – For those with a range of interests, the combined biology concentration provides a broad background in biology and has the flexibility for students to minor in another subject.

Environmental Science – Students pursuing careers in conservation, ecology, animal behavior, or related environmental science fields develop the knowledge and laboratory skills necessary for success at the graduate or professional level.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.

Department of Biology
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Biology.


B.S. in Biology graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Doctors, veterinarians, and pharmacists
  • Research scientists and laboratory technicians
  • Clinical trial directors and pharmaceutical professionals
  • Disease control specialists
  • Environmental scientists
  • Zookeepers, science museum and aquarium staff