About This Program

Available as a major or minor

View a sample schedule.
View a sample schedule for our minor.

Interested in medical school?

Learn about our Premedical Scholars Program.

The biology major at Springfield College offers diverse exposure to the key areas of study in the life sciences. Core science courses, including bioscience, ecology, microbiology, chemistry, and physics, provide a foundation in biology; mathematics coursework is also required. Through electives, students have the opportunity to tailor the major toward what interests them—from human anatomy to plant science to cell biology to chemistry. 

Graduates of our program can go on to pursue graduate schools, including schools of medicine and dentistry; careers in laboratory sciences in hospitals or government; or teacher licensure. Students who want to enter medical or dental school will be well supported by our Premedical Scholars Program, which provides a dedicated advisor with experience in the complexities of medical or dental school applications. Additionally, an interdepartmental preprofessional committee can provide students with further information essential for achieving their goals. 

Check out a special opportunity for students to take part in International Tropical Field Research, through BIOL 320!

Alum Testimonial

Alice Santos '21

Springfield College's mission continues to live as I pursue my future in the field of Biology. While studying at Springfield College, I was able to experience different science-based classes that steered me towards what I believed was the right path for me. The most important classes were the laboratory-based classes. It was vital for me to experience what it would be like to do research or carry out a procedure because it prepared me for my future. After taking those classes and becoming a more well-rounded student, I realized that laboratory work was the best fit for me. 

Currently, I work as a laboratory technician at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut. My work is conducted in the Andrology Laboratory, where I carry out procedures that aid in fertility therapies and endocrinology. Looking back at my education, I am thankful for the professors that put in their time and effort to educate and support me as a student. When I work in the lab, I recall that those same professors taught me the skills I now use. Because of them, I am able to work proficiently and love what I do. 


Alice Santos in the lab
Studying Biology At Springfield College