Suffolk University's biology major is especially collaborative and career-focused. Many of your classes will have fewer than 20 students, and you'll benefit from your professors' individual attention, thanks to our low faculty-to-student ratio.
At Suffolk, you can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Biology, depending on your area of focus. You’ll begin with a well-rounded assortment of courses in both the lab and classroom focusing on evolution, genetics, ecology, bioethics, and physiology. If you have a specific professional interest, you might choose one of our three concentration options.
You can also join The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and the Health Careers Club, which provides faculty-guided research opportunities to give you hands-on experience in the lab and field. The Arthur J. West Alumni Seminar Series allows you to network with and learn from alumni healthcare leaders. Suffolk is also home to the Chi Kappa chapter of the National Biological Honor Society.
This concentration prepares you for a career as a marine biologist, conservationist, zoologist, and other fields related to ecology. It is immersive and features courses taught through the Marine Studies Consortium (MSC), a collaborative organization of 16 local institutions. Locations include the New England Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Freshman applicants are currently in high school or have graduated from high school, but are not enrolled in a regular session at a college or university. If you've completed college courses during high school including, but not limited to Dual Enrollment, AP credits or IB credits, you're still considered a freshman applicant.
- Essay/Personal Statement
- Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
- Letter of recommendation
- Application fee or fee waiver (application fee waived if you come for a campus visit)
- SAT or ACT scores
Undergraduate Freshmen Early Action: November 15
Undergraduate Freshmen Regular Decision: February 15
Undergraduate Freshmen: December 1
Madrid Campus Applicants: November 1
We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after these dates.
For more information, view All Deadlines & Admission Standards.
Suffolk University offers its students financial aid funding from the federal and state government, institutional programs and other agencies. Each entity establishes eligibility criteria and specific renewal requirements.
More information about eligibility and available aid can be found here