Bachelor of Arts

Explore the science of the natural world.

Are you an investigative, resourceful person who loves science? Are you interested in the study of living organisms? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Regis.

The biology program at Regis is designed to allow flexibility while ensuring a strong background in biology. This degree is designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business, certain health science fields, or graduate programs outside of the natural sciences, as well for those generally interested in combining an understanding of biology with a study of fields outside of the natural sciences such as education or business.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Sample Biology Classes

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BL 258: General Biology I: Organismic

Introduces students to natural science, hypothesis testing, and general concepts of biomolecules, cells and cellular energy processes.

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BL 260: General Biology II: Molecular and Cellular

Develops knowledge in molecular and cellular biology as well as the concepts of genetics, molecular biology, disease biology and physiology.

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BL 495: Seminar in Evolutionary Biology

Develops student facility with reading, interpretation and discussion of articles from the primary literature in evolution.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Biology program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Biology Career Paths

Environmental Consultant

Assess and provide advice on environmental issues, policies and initiatives.

Policy Advocate

Apply your degree to shape public policy through politics or continuing to law school.

Community Health Educator

Educate individuals, groups and organizations to promote healthy practices and habits.

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Considering a Career in Health Care?

If you’ve ever aspired to combine your unique interests and passions with a career of helping others, the Regis College Pre-Health Sciences Track is for you. At Regis, there are no set pre-health majors such as pre-med or pre-physical therapy. Rather, you’ll choose a major that aligns with your interests while also meeting the prerequisite requirements for your graduate health program ambitions. With the assistance of your designated pre-health advisor, you’ll choose the major that will best prepare you for entrance into professional school.

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What is the difference between a B.S. and a B.A. in Biology?

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree requires students to take an additional two semesters of Organic Chemistry, both the lecture and the lab, whereas the Bachelor of Arts in Biology does not. Students in the B.S. program are also required to take two semesters of physics, both the lecture and lab, whereas the Bachelor of Arts in Biology does not.

Students interested in medical school, dental school, Ph.D. programs, or any other professional program (i.e., PT programs or PA programs) are advised to pursue the B.S. degree because it ensures that students will complete all of their pre-requisite courses and will be ready to apply without having to take courses outside of their major.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Biology program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Biology is offered by the Biology department within Regis College.