This major is suited for those who desire to enter a variety of fields, including biological research, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science.
The biology program includes a course sequence that covers the hierarchical organization of living systems—molecule, organelle, cell, tissue, organ system, individual organism, population, community, and ecosystem. The program includes a sequence of courses intended to develop an approach to independent study through an experience in biological research. Biology majors who wish to enter specific fields can choose from a variety of electives to satisfy their needs and interests.
Do you love science and want to share that love with others? Have you always wanted to teach?
The life sciences track at Saint Mary’s prepares you to teach biology, zoology, and general science in grades 5–12 when you also double major in secondary education.
Do you have an interest in biological research, medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science?
The biology major covers the hierarchical organization of living systems — molecule, organelle, cell, tissue, organ system, individual organism, population, community, and ecosystem. As a biology major, you will develop an approach to independent study through an experience in biological research, with electives to fit your specific needs and interests.
- Biological scientist/researcher
- Clinical laboratory technologist
- Forensic scientist
- Medical physician
- Medical scientist/researcher
- Science technician
- Secondary teacher
- Teach in public or private middle or high schools
- Environmental education
- Advanced degrees in special education, educational administration, literacy, curriculum and instruction, school counseling, school psychology, or science content areas such as research
High School Preparation
High school coursework that will prepare a student in his or her pursuit of a biology degree includes experience in Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Environmental Science, and Physics.