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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. 

Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Tuition

Sample Biology Classes

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CH 250: Organic Chemistry I

Studies the molecular structure of organic compounds and their functional groups. 

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PH 202A: Physics I

Discusses fundamental concepts of motion, including Newton’s Laws. 

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BL 414: Principles of Genetics

Explores concepts of heredity, including the structure, replication, & 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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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, as it ensures that students will complete all of their pre-req courses and will be ready to apply without having to take courses outside of their major.  

How to Apply

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

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT/SAT test scores 
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

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: $37,830/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,261/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Admissions Timeline

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

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1