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Dr. Habibul Bakht 
Assistant Professor of Biology
Arts & Sciences Division
140A Bogel Hall

Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation students practicing field work


The Hilbert Difference

  • State-of-the-art science lab

  • Internship opportunities available

  • Expert faculty with years of experience in the field

  • 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio 

Hilbert is excited to offer our first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) major in the biological sciences with our B.A. in Biology program! The Biology degree program will prepare students to enter professional programs in health care and veterinary services, all while professionally and ethically serving the community in line with the College’s mission.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, biological technician positions are expected to grow faster than average, at an increase of 10% between 2016-2026.

Hilbert’s new Biology degree is a four-year program which builds upon the current strengths of Hilbert College in the Forensic Science and Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation programs. The Biology program consists of 120 credit hours of undergraduate study, including courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. Students of the B.A. in Biology program will utilize Hilbert’s new, state of the art science laboratory to complement their coursework.

This program will provide students with a quality experience in the biological sciences within a strong liberal arts education. The program is intended to provide the credentials and skills necessary for students who wish to pursue careers in biological sciences. This undergraduate program would build upon the current strengths of Hilbert College in our Forensic Science and Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation programs. Hilbert College has existing laboratory facilities and have constructed a new laboratory to meet the needs of this program. Services from the McGrath Library and Academic Services have appropriate resources to serve the needs of this program.

Consistent with Hilbert College’s mission, students in the Biology Program will be pursuing an educational program and career path that values strengthening communities through service.  The Biology program will open opportunities for Hilbert College students to pursue STEM and healthcare related programs after graduation. Students will be able to pursue careers in health professions such as pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, medicine and veterinary services.


Program Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in biology, with a deeper understanding in specific areas of interest.
  2. Students will be able to apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills and critical thinking to problem solving.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate and interpret scientific studies (i.e., published work); present summaries and conclusions, in writing and/or orally, to people in and out of the field of biology.
  4. Students will be able to interpret scientific data effectively.

Biology Outcomes

A degree in biology can lead to:



Biological Scientist

Medical School

Dental School

Pharmacy School

Veterinary School