The biology major is one of Providence College’s most popular. There’s good reason for that.
In our program, in-class learning and hands-on research are integrated. Our students learn science by doing science.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn about evolution, stem cells, biomechanics, marine and plant biology, the nervous system, diseases like cancer and HIV, and more from our faculty, who are leading researchers, and alongside fellow, dedicated students.
Our current students and faculty will tell you that the best way to learn science is by diving in and getting your hands dirty — in other words, by asking interesting questions and finding the answers yourself. In our science labs, we use state-of-the-art imaging systems, such as a confocal microscope and flow cytometer, human cadaver dissections, gene expression and genomics instrumentation, a state-of-the-art cell metabolism analyzer, aquarium systems to study climate change, and growth chambers to study climate change — all to bring the pursuit of science to life.
Our goals for you while you’re here are pretty simple. We want you to work hard, follow your passion for science, and have fun in the process. When that happens, you’ll be set up for success at PC and at the next level — whether that’s a career in medicine, a health-allied profession, research, science advocacy or secondary education.
Upcoming research seminars:
To Die or Not to Die: The Genetics of Programmed Cell Death in Yeast
Fr. Nic Austriaco O. P. (Providence College)
Thursday, January 21, 4:30pm in Al Mag 137
Assessing Water Quality in Streams using Biological Indicators
Dr. Anne Kuhn (U.S. E.P.A.)
Thursday, February 25, 4:30pm in Al Mag 137
Effects of Early Life Stress on Glutamate Receptor Development: Primed for Anxiety?
Dr. Heather Brenhouse (Northeastern University)
Tuesday, March 15, 4:30pm in Al Mag 137
Life & Death Decisions in Yeast via Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms
Dr. Marc Meneghini (University of Toronto)
Hosted by the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
Thursday, April 7, 4:30pm, in Al Mag 137