Expanded Program Descriptions

Expanded Program Descriptions

Biology, Bachelor of Science

Programs leading to the B.S. degree give a solid liberal arts background and a foundation science courses in botany, zoology, cell biology, ecology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. With close advisement you may concentrate in any one of several areas: botany, physiology, ecology, and cellular biology, among others. A unique feature of all biology degrees is the requirement to complete an undergraduate research project.  Learn More.

Biology, Cell and Molecular Concentration

The cell and molecular biology concentration is designed to educate students in contemporary biology emphasizing molecular interactions, cell development and functions. This concentration is the primary degree for medical school preparation. Also Mansfield University participates in the Pennsylvania State University’s Primary Care partnership Program at the College of Medicine-Hershey Medical Center. MU has an affiliation with the Temple University School of Dentistry. Students selecting this track are qualified to enter the job market in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, and the molecular biology of the environment. Learn More.

Biology, Environmental Biology Concentration

The environmental track is for students interested in environmental issues. Students receive a general overview of the field as well as practical skills. The program is designed to train scientists to look at environmental problems in an interdisciplinary way. Students will receive a solid base in the environmental field as well as related courses in the arts and sciences. Program graduates can expect employment opportunities with state and federal agencies or in the private sector. Learn More.

Biology, Fisheries Concentration

Mansfield University offers the only undergraduate fisheries degree in Pennsylvania and the most complete undergraduate fisheries program in the country. MU fisheries interns and graduates have been placed across the United States, establishing Mansfield as a major center for fisheries education. Graduates are, therefore, very competitive for employment and graduate school opportunities. This B.S. degree program is housed within the Biology Department and provides extensive course work in the three major areas of fisheries science: aquaculture, fisheries biology, and fisheries management. Unique features of the program include a summer internship, field courses, and a required research project. Cooperative education and research agreements with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are integral components of the fisheries program at Mansfield University. Graduates of the program meet the requirements for certification as Associate Fisheries Scientists by the American Fisheries Society.  Learn More.

Biology, Medical Laboratory Sciences

The medical laboratory sciences program includes three years of academic study on campus and one year (50 weeks) of clinical study at an approved hospital school of medical technology. This program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in clinical laboratory sciences and biotechnology. Medical laboratory scientists perform complex laboratory analysis that plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Courses at Mansfield range from general education, chemistry, biology, and physics to mathematics. Clinical courses include urinalysis, hematology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, immunology, parasitology, medical bacteriology, and mycology. Program graduates meet the requirements for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Learn More.

Biology Minor

The minor in biology is designed to broaden and expand the knowledge of students especially those in biology-related curricula. The requirements for a minor are a total of at least 20 hours of semester credit. Learn More.