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.

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  • Original research
  • Hands-on experience
  • Small classes
  • Career guidance
  • Extracurricular opportunities

Professional Pharmacy Experience

Madeline Jordan '18

Photo of biology major Madeline JordanWhen Madeline Jordan ’18 decided that becoming a community pharmacist was her calling, she took it upon herself to complete a ten month training program to gain real-world experience as a CVS pharmacy technician. The biology major and bioethics minor is continuing her education in the Pharm.D. program at Western New England University in fall 2018. Read Madeline’s story.