Penn State Abington offers three options of the B.S. in Science, the Life Science Option, the General Science Option, and the Math Option, consisting of core courses in mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics, and biology.
Upper level courses in Life Science include physiology, neurobiology, animal behavior, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, developmental biology, and human and medical physics.
Upper level courses in General Science Option include biology, mathematics, computer science, geoscience, and business courses.
The Science degree is designed specifically to:
Impart basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts in molecular, cellular, organismal, and population biology
Develop proficiency in laboratory techniques of biological investigations and in both oral and written scientific communication
Instill an appreciation for the unity, diversity, and complexity of living systems
Use observation, experimentation, and deductive reasoning in the application of the scientific method.
Prepare students for career opportunities in:
Admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and veterinary medicine
Admission to graduate programs in the biological sciences
Biology research in pharmaceutical, biotechnical, chemical, medical, and agricultural industries.
Dr. Eric Ingersoll
Program Chair, Biology
Division Head, Science and Engineering