Biology is an essential branch of natural sciences that studies life, living things, and their processes. At Hilbert, we offer a cross-disciplinary approach to students who wish to pursue biological sciences careers and opens opportunities for students to pursue STEM and health professions.
Consistent with our Hilbert mission, the Biology Program aims to provide students a broad learning experience in the natural sciences and guides them to choose a career path that values strengthening communities through service.
Dr. Habibul Bakht
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Chair, Natural Sciences and Math
Coordinator, Pre-Professional Sciences Program
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Our Pre-Professional Programs (Dental, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary medicine) provide focused, undergraduate curriculum to prepare you for a professional program upon graduation. Although there are no guarantees to admission in a graduate program, the Pre-Professional Program requirements are geared so you are best placed for application to a professional program. Further, our Pre-Professional Program advisor can inform students about the application process, specific admissions tests, and curricular as well as co-curricular activities that enhance your competitive edge when applying to professional schools.
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The program combines lectures and laboratory learning experiences in both its core and elective courses. Typically, the program requires 39 credits of biology-related coursework and 33 credits of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The required courses offered within the major cover various biological fields, which allow students to study areas of particular interest more thoroughly.
Our students can do an honors project or perform independent research with a faculty member in the Natural Sciences and Math Department, which will help develop additional skills and provide other opportunities to apply the acquired knowledge to their chosen career path. We also offer several other biology courses to non-majors that relate to biological concepts in the context of contemporary issues, such as global warming, climate change, GMOs, etc., that society is facing today because of technological advances.
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Our minor adds a biological science focus to a student’s program of study that can be customized to their interest in the life sciences. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a minor in three areas of biology: pre-health, biotechnology, and biochemistry.
A bachelor’s degree in biology is the gateway to a wide variety of careers and opportunities, including:
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