Students interested in building a strong foundation of biological concepts and learning about ethical issues in the field of biology have great opportunities for research and academic success at Webster University.

Biology majors and minors are students who seek a broad exposure to the biological sciences, yet also want the flexibility to pursue a secondary course of study like education or business. Undergrads in the biology program also have the option to focus their degree with an area of emphasis.

Areas of Emphasis:

Biodiversity
Designed for students interested in understanding the variety of life forms on our planet and how humans fit into global ecosystems.This emphasis is focused on applying fundamental principles of biology to ecological issues.

Computational Biology

Designed for students interested in data-based research careers in biological sciences, medicine, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and more. It is designed to provide a cross-disciplinary experiences in biology, data science, computer programming, and math, with the flexibility to allow the student to focus on their areas of interest and strengths.

Education
Designed for students interested in science education. Those students pursuing a biology/education double major can take advantage of this emphasis to help satisfy some of the requirements for their certification in secondary education.

Health Science
Features upper level courses that apply to health-related fields. Students can take advantage of this emphasis to help prepare for a career in health sciences.

Alumni Success:

  • MS in Ecology program at Utah State
  • PhD in Immunology program at Indiana School of Medicine
  • UNLV Data Analyst
  • Physician’s Assistant program at SLU
  • Lab technician at Deibel Laboratories
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at Washington University School of Medicine

Points of Distinction

  • Small classes and labs to create an ideal environment for learning, interaction, and discovery.
  • Full-time faculty are experts in a range of fields including genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, neurology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Facilities boast equipment that supports a comprehensive range of subject matter, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cellular biology.
  • Curriculum includes extensive laboratory experience, ensuring that each student will develop proficiency in a wide range of lab techniques, as well as in the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of scientific data.
  • Internship opportunities allow undergraduates to gain research experience at organizations like the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Saint Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Children’s Aquarium, and the St. Louis Department of Water Facilities.

Biology Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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