C. Kelley (Associate Provost for Academic Achievement)
G. Maniero (Fr. Francis J. Hurley, C.S.C. Endowed Chair in Biology)
Lab Instructors & Coordinators:
The Department of Biology offers both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts major as well as a minor in Biology.
The Biology Department of Stonehill College is committed to providing comprehensive and rigorous Biology training in the context of a liberal arts education. We strive to thoroughly prepare students for careers and advanced education in the Biological Sciences by offering excellent classroom learning augmented by meaningful research experiences. Our faculty members are committed to providing individual attention to each of our students and to give them the opportunity to pursue their interests in the many facets of Biology.
Majors in Biology will:
- demonstrate a clear understanding of core concepts in cell biology, genetics & molecular biology, organismal structure and function, ecology and evolution.
- demonstrate a clear understanding of how fundamental concepts in physics, chemistry, and math apply to living systems.
- evaluate scientific information in the context of all philosophical, ethical and societal concerns of science.
- demonstrate competence in fundamental laboratory skills, including ability to design experiments, to analyze and evaluate data, and to recognize bias.
The College supports the Biology Department’s effort to remain current in fields where rapid technological and theoretical advances have become the norm. The Department is committed to incorporating the best of the new into its curriculum without neglecting the classical areas of Biology, which remain critical to a broad, liberal arts-based education in the life sciences.
Students interested in pursuing a career as an allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) physician, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or veterinarian should refer to the Pre-Health Professions Advising avaialbel at the Career Development Center.
Pre-Allied Health Professions
Students interested in any of the Allied Health professions (Physician Assistant, Registered nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapy, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nutritionist, Pharmacy, etc.) should discuss the required courses with the Pre-Allied Health Professions advisor.
Cooperative Agreements with Post-graduate Programs in the Health Sciences
Stonehill College has several cooperative agreements with post-graduate programs in the Health Sciences. These agreements reserve several admissions slots in these programs for qualified Stonehill graduates. We have agreements with the:
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine at the Bradenton, FL campus.
- Doctor of Osteopatic Medicine (DO) program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) at the campus of their choice.
- Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Bridgewater State University.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Worcester.
- Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) program at Regis College.
- Accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Worcester.
- Master of Science in Nursing at Regis College.
- Direct Entry Nurse Practitioner program (M.S. in Nursing) at Simmons College.
- Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Regis College.
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Bridgewater State University.
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Northeastern University.
- 3 + 4 Doctorate in Optometry (O.D.) program at New England College of Optometry.
Please see Cooperative Agreements and Post-Graduate Programs for details regarding each of these agreements.