Bachelor of Science

Uncover the science of the living world.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a doctor, a dentist or earning your Ph.D.? Are you an investigative person with a desire to learn about living organisms? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree is the right program for you.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology at Regis University is designed to provide a broad knowledge of science including a strong background in chemistry, physics and biology. This degree is specifically designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science or certain graduate programs in the natural sciences, as well as for those interested in biotechnology or various other biology-based careers. Students who are more interested in the environmental side of biology, public policy and environmental law typically prefer the Bachelor of Arts in Biology program.

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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

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

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BL 402: Principles of Ecology

Examines the basic models and principles used in evolutionary, behavioral, population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

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BL 414: Principles of Genetics

Explores concepts of heredity, including the structure, replication and transmission of DNA.

Program Details

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

Biology Career Paths


Understand how biological organisms function and use information to improve the lives of people and society.

Forensic Science

Examine physical evidence from crime scenes in a forensic lab to identify suspects and help solve crimes.


Study and research microscopic organisms that have a large impact on the world, yet can't be seen with the naked eye.

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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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"The skills I learned at Regis are valuable for life."

Talisa Puentes-Ortega
Staff Biologist, USDA Wildlife Services Division

B.S. Biology, 2012
M.S. Environmental Biology, 2016

Read More About Talisa's Experience at Regis

How to Apply

To apply to the B.S. 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

Combine Your Bachelor's and Master's with the FastForward Program

The FastForward program at Regis enables you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success. Through our dual degree combination options, you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

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Choose Jesuit Education

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.

A Culture of Excellence

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