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Penn State Brandywine offers two B.S. degrees in Biology that you can complete here. Students may also transition to University Park at the beginning of their junior year to complete a B.S. in Biology.

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Biology with the General Option

This degree is for students interested in living things and includes classes in animals, plants, microorganisms, plus ecology and evolution.
Recommended Academic Plan

Biology with the Vertebrate Physiology Option

This degree prepares students for professional degree programs in medical and allied health fields as well as graduate degree programs in biology.  Courses include anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics and cell biology.
Recommended Academic Plan


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Research Opportunities

Undergraduate student research is an important part of our program. Students have coauthored research papers with faculty in biology, chemistry and physics.

For more information.

Questions about the program requirements, curriculum, or job options?

Dr. Elizabeth Dudkin
Biology Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Biology
Email: ead9@psu.edu
Phone: 610-892-1459

Interested in applying as a first-year or transfer student?

Contact: Penn State Brandywine Admissions
25 Yearlsey Mill Rd.
Media, PA  19063