Biological & Biomedical Sciences

2022 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

1,006 Colleges in the United States
166,772 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded
$30,082 Avg Early-Career Salary
A degree in biological and biomedical sciences is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #9 out of 38 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 1,006 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for biological and biomedical sciences students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 166,772 degrees in biological and biomedical sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Biological & Biomedical Sciences School

Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools Your choice of biological and biomedical sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Biological & Biomedical Sciences School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of biological and biomedical sciences degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
21st Most Popular In CA
240 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat Stanford University if you want to pursue a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #3 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Stanford is a great university overall.

There were roughly 240 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Stanford in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
146 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Massachusetts Institute of Technology if you want to pursue a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. MIT is a large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge. A Best Schools rank of #2 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means MIT is a great school overall.

There were about 146 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at MIT in the most recent year we have data available. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology make $16,218 more than the typical biological and biomedical sciences student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
27th Most Popular In MA
52 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester is a good decision for students interested in a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. UMass Medical School is a small public university located in the midsize city of Worcester.

There were about 52 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UMass Medical School in the most recent year we have data available.

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#4

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NJ
206 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Princeton University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in biological and biomedical sciences. Located in the small city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #12 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were roughly 206 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
614 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #10 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were about 614 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at Harvard University earn $19,918 above the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
46th Most Popular In CA
100 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UCSF is a small public university located in the large city of San Francisco.

There were roughly 100 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent data year.

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
536 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were approximately 536 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences major at University of Pennsylvania get $4,118 above the standard graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#8

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
143 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #6 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were roughly 143 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Dartmouth College get an earnings boost of around $12,318 above the average income of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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#9

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
502 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Yale is a large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were approximately 502.00000000000006 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Yale University get an earnings boost of approximately $25,618 above the average earnings of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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#10

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In ME
85 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 23 schools for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were about 85 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Bowdoin in the most recent data year.

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#11

Duke University

Durham, NC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
480 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were about 480 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Duke University receive $6,618 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
642 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. This university ranks 2nd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 642 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Columbia University in the City of New York get an earnings boost of approximately $29,278 above the average earnings of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,131 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 1131 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from University of California - Berkeley earn a boost of about $9,785 over the average earnings of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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#14

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
351 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Schools rank of #7 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 351 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the biological and biomedical sciences program state that they receive average early career earnings of $31,100.

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#15

Scripps College

Claremont, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
67th Most Popular In CA
33 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Scripps is a small private not-for-profit college located in the suburb of Claremont. This college ranks 7th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were about 33 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Scripps in the most recent data year.

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#16

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,046 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #19 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Johns Hopkins is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1046 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the biological and biomedical sciences program at Johns Hopkins University make $16,252 above the typical college graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
85 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. This school ranks 11th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 85 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at WPI in the most recent data year. Biological & Biomedical Sciences degree recipients from Worcester Polytechnic Institute receive an earnings boost of about $7,318 over the typical earnings of biological and biomedical sciences graduates.

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#18

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
282 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Providence. This university ranks 1st out of 10 colleges for overall quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were approximately 282 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Brown University receive $3,618 more than the standard biological and biomedical sciences student.

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#19

Haverford College

Haverford, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
65th Most Popular In PA
33 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the large suburb of Haverford, Haverford is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 4th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 33 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Haverford in the most recent year we have data available.

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#20

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
19th Most Popular In PA
98 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Gettysburg, Gettysburg is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 9th out of 134 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 98 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Gettysburg in the most recent data year.

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#21

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
24th Most Popular In VA
38 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

VMI is a small public school located in the distant town of Lexington. This school ranks 8th out of 73 schools for overall quality in the state of Virginia.

There were about 38 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at VMI in the most recent year we have data available.

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#22

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
615 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 615 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from Cornell University receive $4,418 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences student.

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#23

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
44th Most Popular In CA
86 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Mission College is a medium-sized public college located in the midsize city of Santa Clara. This college ranks 28th out of 203 colleges for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 86 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Mission College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#24

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
21st Most Popular In PA
121 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

USciences is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Philadelphia.

There were approximately 121 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at USciences in the most recent data year.

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#25

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
54 Biological & Biomedical Sciences Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Worcester, Holy Cross is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 5th out of 72 schools for overall quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 54 biological and biomedical sciences students who graduated with this degree at Holy Cross in the most recent data year. Those biological and biomedical sciences students who get their degree from College of the Holy Cross make $9,018 more than the average biological and biomedical sciences graduate.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools

#25

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA
#27

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
#28

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
#31

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

#32

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

#33

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH
#34

Trinity College

Hartford, CT
#35

Williams College

Williamstown, MA
#36

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA
#37

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
#38

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
#40

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

#41

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

#42

Tufts University

Medford, MA
#44

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA
#46

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
#48

Amherst College

Amherst, MA
#49

Elon University

Elon, NC

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1006 different United States biological and biomedical sciences schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Providence College Providence, RI
51 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
52 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
53 Boston University Boston, MA
54 William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
55 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
56 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
57 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
58 Colby College Waterville, ME
59 Stonehill College Easton, MA
60 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
61 University of St Thomas Minnesota Saint Paul, MN
62 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
63 Endicott College Beverly, MA
64 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
65 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
66 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
67 Carleton College Northfield, MN
68 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
69 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
70 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
71 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
72 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
73 University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI
74 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
75 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
76 Emory University Atlanta, GA
77 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
78 Denison University Granville, OH
79 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
80 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
81 Portland Community College Portland, OR
82 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
83 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
84 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
85 Kenyon College Gambier, OH
86 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
87 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
88 Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA
89 Lafayette College Easton, PA
90 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
91 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
92 Connecticut College New London, CT
93 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
94 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
95 Winona State University Winona, MN
96 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Atlanta, GA
97 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
98 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
99 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
100 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
101 University of New Hampshire at Manchester Manchester, NH
102 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
103 Ursinus College Collegeville, PA
104 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
105 Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
106 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
107 Randolph - Macon College Ashland, VA
108 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
109 Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO
109 DePauw University Greencastle, IN
111 Barnard College New York, NY
112 Assumption University Worcester, MA
113 John Carroll University University Heights, OH
114 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
115 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
116 DeSales University Center Valley, PA
117 University of California - Merced Merced, CA
118 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC
119 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
120 Emmanuel College Massachusetts Boston, MA
121 Union College New York Schenectady, NY
121 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
123 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
124 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
125 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
126 University of Redlands Redlands, CA
127 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
128 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
129 John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY
130 Saint Michael’s College Colchester, VT
131 Rice University Houston, TX
132 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
133 Juniata College Huntingdon, PA
134 University of San Diego San Diego, CA
135 University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA
136 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
137 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
138 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
139 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
140 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI
141 Wagner College Staten Island, NY
142 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
143 Bates College Lewiston, ME
144 Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN
145 George Washington University Washington, DC
146 New York University New York, NY
147 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
148 Merrimack College North Andover, MA
149 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA
150 SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Biological & Biomedical Sciences students that almost earned our Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools award.

Rank College Location
151 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
152 Smith College Northampton, MA
153 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
154 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
155 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
156 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA
157 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
158 Augustana College Rock Island, IL
159 Auburn University Auburn, AL
160 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
161 Clark University Worcester, MA
162 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
163 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
164 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
165 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
166 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
167 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
168 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
169 Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
170 Wheaton College Illinois Wheaton, IL
171 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY
172 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
173 Towson University Towson, MD
174 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
175 University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, TX
176 Hampton University Hampton, VA
177 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
178 Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, PA
179 Illinois State University Normal, IL
180 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
181 Villanova University Villanova, PA
182 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
183 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
184 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
185 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
186 American University Washington, DC
187 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
188 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
189 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
190 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
191 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
192 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA
193 Saint Norbert College De Pere, WI
194 Clemson University Clemson, SC
195 Seattle University Seattle, WA
196 University of Delaware Newark, DE
197 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
198 Presbyterian College Clinton, SC
199 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
200 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
201 Seminole State College Seminole, OK

Biological & Biomedical Sciences by Region

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Biological & Biomedical Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 101,264
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14,088
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 10,406
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 8,339
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 7,057
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 5,966
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 4,501
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 3,470
Zoology 3,130
Biotechnology 2,649

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Kelly White.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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