Arts & Sciences


Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art in Biology

Explore the science of life with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree in Biology.

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Our faculty strives to provide an innovative educational experience involving collaborative and independent achievements in the classroom, laboratory and field. Students regularly take field trips to various locations throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula as part of their coursework and study. Faculty also assist students in finding internships. It is our aspiration that you not only study, but also appreciate life, with all its inherent unity, diversity and intricacy.


A degree in Biology opens up a number of different career paths for graduates. Finlandia’s biology program prepares students to enter the workforce right after graduation or to continue their studies for an advanced degree. Our students normally pursue careers in environmental science or pre-med, however, the program can be tailored to a student’s interests.



You have the option of choosing between a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. You do not need to decide which path you want at admission; you can decide in your 2nd or 3rd year. Both are great choices for your education. Explore the differences below:

Bachelor of Science

The B.S. option is best for students that want a more science-intensive education. Specifically, the B.S. requires higher math (Calculus I) and more credits of science (Physics and Organic Chemistry). The B.S. option should appeal to students looking for advanced education and degrees as these extra math and science requirements are necessary for medical school or graduate school. The B.S. option can appeal to employers that want job candidates that have a more rigorous science training, such as for technicians or clinicians.

Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. option should appeal to students that want a science education but also want a well-rounded education in the liberal arts. Students will take a few more courses in the humanities and social sciences than their B.S. counterparts. This will appeal for graduate programs that are auxiliary with science like public health or community relations. The B.A. option is ideal for careers that will require science knowledge as a background and integrating it with other aspects, such as with sales representatives and consultants.


As a member of the Biology Club, you can build lasting friendships with other students interested in biology. The club is open to all students interested in biology, not just majors. Perks of the club include field trips, social outings, career progression, volunteer opportunities and research opportunities.


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Biology in the News

Finlandia signs articulation agreement with Concordia Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

April 05, 2021

A new agreement between Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy and Finlandia University gives students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree and a CUW PharmD degree, and save a year of studies in the process.

Finlandia University is excited to announce the signing of a 3+4 dual degree agreement with the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), located in Mequon, Wisc. In the program, students will spend three years in a Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Finlandia fulfilling […] Read More

Arts & Sciences to offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

February 28, 2020

Arts & Sciences will offer B.S. in Biology, Psychology; two new minors beginning Fall 2020

Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences is excited to introduce two new bachelor’s degrees and two new minors for fall 2020. The new degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The new minors students can explore are Military Science and Global Studies. 

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) options expand upon FinnU’s current […] Read More

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Finlandia Named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest

February 06, 2020

Finlandia University has been named a Top 30 Liberal Arts College in the Midwest according to Great Value Colleges.

“Finlandia is honored to be included in the list of the Top 30 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Midwest, as presented by Great Value College,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Fredi deYampert. “Finlandia is indeed a great value. We are the only liberal arts university in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our tuition is competitive and the quality of […] Read More


  • Communication: Create unified, coherent reports and presentations that integrate external sources.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking/Communication: Critically analyze and interpret concepts and alternative theses based on empirical evidence.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking/Creative Insight/Communication: Design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and present biological research.
  • Personal Perspective/Global Perspective: Discuss the implications of biological discoveries and innovations on the individual and society.



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Jason Oyadomari

Associate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and Sciences

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