Biology Major

With an emphasis on investigative, data-intensive labs and thesis research, York College students in the Biology major are ready for the rapidly-changing scientific community. York College offers premiere facilities and equipment, as well as BioClub, Tri-Beta, PMAHS student-based science organizations. Laboratory experiences and a solid foundation in physics and chemistry make York College Biology graduates ready for technical jobs or post-graduate studies in research and medical fields. A Biology degree at York College provides excellent advantages, whether students are looking to get into the molecular/cellular or organismal/population areas of biology.

Careers in Biological Sciences

Biologists study the natural world around them and there are many career opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in Biology.

Careers include:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



Pre-Medical Studies
Qualified students interested in medical careers have the opportunity to participate in clinical or medical experiences at Wellspan York Hospital. Learn more about Pre-Medical Studies at a top biology schools.

Scholarships and Awards are available to our students. Learn more about scholarships and awards.

Clubs and Organizations provide a lot of opportunities for our students. Learn more about clubs and organizations.

Valuable Experiences

Internships provide valuable experience while earning credit. Learn more about internship opportunities.

Study abroad and gain a real-world experience. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Lab assistants are paid positions for Biology majors who want to work in the College labs. The students work closely with a faculty member and gain valuable hands-on experience learning a variety of biological procedures. Past students consider this a very worthwhile experience.


biology.owlbanding Senior Thesis is the Biology capstone course that culminates the research process that began with Introduction to Scientific Research. Senior Biology majors organize and present their own previously obtained research data or research proposal as a poster and as a professionally written document. Check out some of our student research.