Biology

The Biology Department at Fairfield University is dedicated to delivering an excellent, comprehensive education to our students. Throughout the program, students are given innovative classroom instruction along with hands-on experience in labs, providing them with a deep appreciation and understanding of the diversity of living things, their adaptations to the environment and their evolutionary and ecological relationships.

The Biology Department faculty is composed of a vibrant group of scholars and researchers committed to undergraduate education. Undergraduates are given the opportunity to attend seminars on a wide range of topics, conduct original independent and team research, co-author publications and pursue internships both on-and-off campus. It’s not uncommon to see our students conducting bird surveys at the Audubon Center or working with the staff of Boston’s Children’s Hospital. By studying biology at a multitude of levels, you will be equipped to understand the challenges faced by all living things. These fundamental understandings give you the tools to grasp and address the challenges which arise in graduate medical, dental, or allied health schools, and in careers in the life and medical sciences.