Empower your scientific curiosity and ambition with a biology degree.

At Westfield State, our biology majors excel in guiding you through the transition from student to scientist. With hands-on mentoring from expert faculty across various biology disciplines, you’ll engage in undergraduate research, present at conferences, and connect with alumni. Gain the fundamentals you need to succeed after graduation in a variety of disciplines including medicine, veterinary, biotechnology, ecology, teaching, and more.

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  • Named a “Best Bachelor’s in Biology” for tuition cost, alumni salary, and student satisfaction by Bachelor’sDegreeCenter.org

  • Engaging hands-on coursework, research, and lab experiences

  • Member of the Biology Honor Society, TriBeta

Receive personalized attention in small classes.

In the Westfield State University Biology Department, our expert faculty bring their rich array of backgrounds in biology, fostering a multidimensional approach to learning. Small class sizes foster intimate learning environments where you’ll benefit from personalized attention and diverse perspectives, nurturing your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Two biology majors at Westfield State University work in a science lab.

Get student support from start to finish.

When you earn your biology degree at Westfield State University, you’ll receive comprehensive support from the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Engage in hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom.

Our state-of-the-art labs, collaboration spaces, and tailored coursework prepare you for a variety of diverse biology-related career paths in medicine, biotechnology, ecology, and more. With small student-to-faculty ratios and biology degrees nationally recognized for their quality, we offer abundant opportunities for experiential learning both inside and outside of the classroom that help prepare you for success after graduation.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Biology Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

 David Christensen, Chair of the Biology Department at Westfield State University, smiles while posing for a professional photo.

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David Christensen
Chair – Biology Department 
Wilson Hall, W-204-I

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