Top 10 Universities for Biological Sciences in USA

By Vidhya

If you are a interested in nature and science, studying biology or life sciences in the USA can pave way for exciting career opportunities. Biological sciences is a field of science that involves study of living organisms and also considerations like bioethics.

There are many universities in the US that have excellent biology programmes. To choose a school at which to study biology and life sciences, try to look for schools that fit your needs, budget and lifestyle.

Here are few factors you should consider when choosing a school at which to study biology.

  • Look for a school where either the department of biology has faculty members in diverse fields, or is made of several different departments to complement each other.
  • Make sure that the course is taught by faculty members, not graduate students.
  • Look if the school has active career advising or career development programmes.
  • Find out if the curriculum includes a wide variety of courses to instill strong background, while still allows you to pursue your individual interests.
  • The school should have well-equipped laboratories, accessible libraries and computer labs.
  • Look for schools that allow students to take part in research activities.

We give you the list of top 10 universities in biological sciences according to the rankings of the U.S. News:

Harvard University

Harvard University
Boston, MA

Rank #1

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology / Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics
  • Immunology / Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Rank #1

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Stanford University

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Rank #1

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology / Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics
  • Immunology / Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology

 

University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Rank #4

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Ecology / Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics / Genomics / Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Rank #5

Specialties offered:
Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Rank #5

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology / Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology

University of California - San Francisco

University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Rank #7

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology / Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Rank #7

Specialties offered:

  • Biochemistry / Biophysics / Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology / Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Rank #9

Specialties offered:

  • Molecular Biology

Scripps Research Institute

Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA

Rank #9

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