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  • College of Arts & Sciences

    • Science Division
    • Kirkbride Hall, Room 321
    • tel: 610-499-4002
  • Dr. Itzick Vatnick


Curriculum, Biology

The biology program at Widener offers an array of courses that students can use to shape their paths as they decide between earning a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts. The curriculum includes a strong foundation in the sciences with courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and math.

Degree Options

  • Bachelor of science (BS) in biology is the traditional biology degree program that prepares students for graduate study in the biological sciences and for admission to medical school.
  • Bachelor of arts (BA) in biology is designed for students who have an interest in postgraduate careers that would benefit from training in biology along with training in a second field.

Flexible Curricula

Biology majors are encouraged to design curricula tailored to their individual academic interests and career goals. For example, students pursuing the BA option will design a curriculum of 18–24 credits in an area of specialization outside of the major. These credits can be used to minor in areas outside of the sciences such as modern languages, anthropology, sociology, or professional writing.

In addition, Widener has several options for guaranteed admissions through either the BS or BA (as either guaranteed 3+3 or 4+3) agreements with Widener's Graduate School of Physical Therapy.

For more information about courses and requirements for biology, please refer to page 145 on our course catalog.