Let the World Discover You

Biology Major

You could read a textbook about plant and animal discoveries, but why not make discoveries of your own? In the biology program at Salisbury University, you’ll have many opportunities for undergraduate research both in the field and in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Why Choose Biology at SU?

Unlike many other universities, you have the opportunity at SU to conduct scientific research in your freshman year and even present your findings at local, regional and national conferences. Research is an increasingly important element in undergraduate education, and your strong record of it will allow graduate and professional schools, as well as employers, to discover you.

SU also offers a dual-degree program in biology and environmental science with University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Students from SU who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science in biology from SU and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with the marine ecology option from UMES.

Our weekly seminars also keep you up to date with current research being conducted by scientists at other institutions and are great for making connections for postgraduate studies. Specialized advising is provided for students who intend to pursue postgraduate work in medical professions, teaching or graduate school.


Graduates of our program are broadly trained biologists, and they possess the knowledge and skills vital for postgraduate studies and future employment. The field is open for our biology majors, but you could go on to become one of the following:

  • Dentist
  • Field Biologist
  • Laboratory Research Biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist
Meet Lauren - Biology Major

Meet Lauren - Biology Major

Hear how Lauren found opportunities for research, faculty mentorship and creative thinking within the biology major at SU.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty has embraced the concept of student-centered teaching and encourages student participation at science meetings.

It is imperative to me that students in my lab get as many opportunities as possible to run their own experiments from start to finish.
JESSICA CLARK, PH.D. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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