What is Biological Sciences?
The study of living things has undergone a revolution, with unprecedented technological advances in disciplines like biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience and computational biology.
Biological sciences majors at CMU-Q make observations and ask questions that help to solve real-world problems. In-depth exposure to multiple disciplines prepares students to be at the forefront of new fields, markets and policy decisions.
As part of the Mellon College of Science, CMU-Q biological sciences graduates are trained to be:
- scholars who are deeply trained in their discipline
- professionals adept at communicating to broad audiences, accustomed to working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams, and keenly aware of the global context of their work
- citizens who are actively involved and globally engaged
- persons who grow with a sense of wellness and balance
What will I do with my degree?
Many biological sciences graduates pursue careers in research science in academic, government, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry laboratories. Others work in the fields of health, forensics, law and education.
Students may choose to pursue graduate studies in a variety of areas such as science, public health, law or business. A degree in biological sciences provides excellent preparation for medical school.
“When I joined Carnegie Mellon, I knew little about the tremendous opportunities in biological sciences. During my studies I became deeply involved in cancer research, presented my findings in the US and Qatar and found a field that I love.”
Students at CMU-Q have many opportunities to engage in research: they have the option of a senior thesis project, independent study guided by a faculty mentor, and summer research opportunities in a variety of laboratories within Carnegie Mellon University and Education City.Learn more
Biological sciences students at CMU-Q can choose from an extensive slate of academic enrichment opportunities that enhance their work in the classroom.Learn more
General Education includes mandatory and elective classes in a wide range of academic areas, including Arabic, architecture, chemistry, design, English, history, math and physics.Learn more