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Biology & Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

A Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biology is the perfect degree for those interested in preparing for medical or dental school, veterinary medicine or graduate studies in various biological sciences. Biological scientists focus on the study of living organisms and their relationship with the environment.

Many Bachelor of Science in Biology graduates successfully gain entrance into master’s and doctoral level programs. Biology majors can choose a health science concentration or pre-professional pathway as part of their studies. The pathways include pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant or pre-veterinary science.

Biology majors can also opt to minor in chemistry or exercise science. The health science courses are designed to promote the development of health, wellness, physical fitness and the complete integration of body, mind and spirit.


Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts

Lourdes University is a member of the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts and offers a clear, consistent pathway in biology for community college students transferring to Lourdes University. For more information about transferring to Lourdes University, visit

View the Lourdes University Bachelor of Science in Biology Transfer Pathway



This program allows Lourdes biology majors to apply for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program (EAP) in three graduate tracks: Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

The LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy and School of Dental Medicine offer an Early Acceptance Program that allows qualified Lourdes students to hold a provisional reserved seat at one of LECOM’s professional schools upon successful completion of an interview. Students can then pursue successful completion of their required undergraduate coursework at Lourdes University.

Learn more about the biology major and the College of Arts and Sciences.