“The science faculty members at Curry College were very giving and very knowledgeable, and they really wanted students to succeed. I wanted to be a part of that.”
Nick Messier '13
Biopharmaceutical Technologist, Charles River Laboratories
Major: Biology, Criminal Justice
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Interested in investigating the natural world? Fascinated with living organisms and want to explore them further? Intrigued by the prospect of doing independent research? Excited about the possibility of doing an internship? Want hands on, real world, research and field experiences, with contacts and connections for jobs and graduate/professional schools? Thrilled to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences? Want to become a health care provider (doctor, dentist, veterinarian), a researcher, or a teacher?
If you answered yes to these questions, then the biology major at Curry College has everything you want!
Professional opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of biomedical and biotechnology fields. Growing worldwide concern regarding sustainability and conservation will expand opportunities for graduates with biological expertise.
Graduates of the Curry College natural sciences programs are now in meaningful careers and are pursuing post-graduate work in:
- Medicine - Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Business - Product Manager, ALS Defibrillation
Biology as a MAJOR
Biology as a MINOR
Pre-Health Profession Studies
Students wishing to pursue a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program(This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, etc). While not a major at any college, this program is designed to offer advice, guidance, and coursework to prepare students for a variety of career paths in medicine.
Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program
The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.
Science Scholars Program
This program offers a unique opportunity for students who share a commitment to academics and a passion for science. Students joining the Science Scholars cohort will take science courses together, and those choosing to live on campus will be housed in our newest residence hall, Bell Hall, where you will have a Resident Assistant majoring in science, access to a classroom, individual, and group study spaces, and programming related to both your major and careers in the sciences. Apply Today!
An Experienced, Available Faculty
At Curry College our small class sizes allow for individual attention from all of our professors. Faculty members in the sciences have a wealth of teaching experience, both in lecture and laboratory formats, ensuring a positive teacher - student relationship.
Our faculty also have diverse interests in their fields, and many contacts with outside agencies, including medical institutions, environmental groups, businesses, and graduate schools. This allows our students to receive valuable experience outside the classroom in internships and when working on senior year research projects.
Get Started Today!
Visit campus and explore Curry's biology program in person. You also may request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.
Contact the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department:
Science Building, Room 202
Dr. Jessica Fry is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Curry College, teaching biology and biochemistry majors. An important part of Dr. Fry's work at Curry includes getting her students familiar with research, which includes the study of cancer cells. Dr. Fry's favorite thing about teaching at Curry? Watch the video
Elizabeth Eddy's path to professional success began when she made the choice to pursue her passion for the sciences at Curry College. Today, Liz calls Washington, D.C. home and is an ORISE Research Participant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
When Kenley Preval, '15, transferred to Curry from a large university, he was looking for a more hands-on Biology program and the ability to work one-on-one with professors while developing his research in the medical field. After graduating from Curry in 2015, Kenley conducted research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is now enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Medical School's joint MD-PhD program.
Students wishing to pursue a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program (This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, etc).
Nick Messier '13 always had a clear idea of the career path he would take, and just months after graduating from Curry College, the dual biology/criminal justice major was already employed as a Biopharmaceutical Technologist at Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Mass.