The biology program at Elms College gives you a broad theoretical and research background — preparing you to teach, conduct research, or study in medical, veterinary or other professional graduate programs.
You will not only learn in high-tech classrooms and well-equipped labs, but you will get to present your own research at scientific conferences and even co-author scientific articles with faculty and other students.
Our alumni are found in classrooms, pathology laboratories, research laboratories, colleges and universities, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and government agencies.
Students often major in biology to prepare for further study in the health field. Click here for more information on our pre-health, pre-medical professional program.
- Original research
- Hands-on experience
- Small classes
- Career guidance
- Extracurricular opportunities
Associate Professor of Biology Nina Theis spent the spring 2017 semester on sabbatical at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (ICE) in Jena, Germany, in the biochemistry department. She wanted to learn everything she could from the department, where they study the chemicals that drive the relationship between plants and insects, such as compounds and fragrances that either attract or protect.