Biology

About

The study of Biological Sciences at St. Mary’s University includes broad-based curriculum designed to prepare well-rounded health care professionals, research scientists and educators.

In addition to extensive scientific training, students develop written and oral communication skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as an understanding of and respect for ethical and moral considerations.

Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Biology — Degree Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Teacher Certification — Degree Plan
Bachelor of Science in Biology — Degree Plan
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with Biology Option — Degree Plan
Minor in Biology — Degree Plan

Path to Success

The low student-to-faculty ratio at St. Mary’s University assures personal attention designed to help our students excel.

The Pre-health Professions Adviser works closely with freshmen Biology majors on career options to help them select a career path. Then, students are paired with a faculty advisor who continues to mentor their progress. Both the Pre-health Professions Adviser and the faculty advisers meet regularly with students to discuss degree requirements, career goals and personal concerns.

Here are a few fields that Biology majors can explore:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Education
  • Research

Student Engagement

Biology student Bianca Romo listens in class.

Read about how Biology major Bianca Romo has made the most of her opportunities.

While much learning occurs in our classrooms and laboratories, there are many opportunities beyond the classroom for Biology majors to become engaged in their campus and their communities.

Biology majors can choose from five registered student organizations, including the Pre-med Society, Pre-dental Society and the student chapter of the American Red Cross.

There are opportunities to enhance academic and professional development through enrichment programs and research, including MARC U*STAR, summer research programs and the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Students are encouraged to engage in volunteer activities and job shadowing programs to gain both clinical experience and to give back to the community.

Learn more about the St. Mary's Biology Program
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