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Biology Degree

The biology program at Lackawanna College prepares students for careers as laboratory technicians, scientific company sales representatives, animal technicians, greenhouse curators, environmental consultants, and more. The program focuses on the basic program of biology or the biological sciences. Program courses include: general biology, genetics, molecular ecology, and natural history and biodiversity. Get more details below including other Pennsylvania colleges that offer biology degrees.

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Lackawanna College

1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Lackawanna College is a private career school dedicated to offering a practical education for students located in and around Scranton. Students may pick from a few areas of study, including:

  • Security and Protective Services
  • Health and Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Marketing Studies
  • Education

Over the past several years Lackawanna College has granted degrees to over 750 students with a graduation rate of about 23%. More than thirty different programs are offered at Lackawanna College, with an Associates degree being the highest level offered. Below is a list of the more popular programs being offered:

  • Police Science
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
  • Liberal Arts
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration

To help students and alumni succeed, Lackawanna College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

The last reported accreditation for this school was done by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biology program at Lackawanna College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 70
    • Average Hourly Rate: $81.50
    • Average Annual Salary: $169520
  • Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 290
    • Average Hourly Rate: $67.60
    • Average Annual Salary: $140610
  • Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $93.46
    • Average Annual Salary: $194390

Molecular and Cellular Biologists


Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Lackawanna College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Lackawanna College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lackawanna College is a Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), with many of the sports being in the NJCAA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Other Sports
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