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.
  • 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:

  • Research Technician, Washington University
  • Contractor, Monsanto Inc.
  • Biochemist, Novus International
  • Lab Technician, Brewery Technical Center at Anheuser-Busch
  • Researcher, Nestlé Purina

Points of Distinction

  • Small classes limited to 30 students and labs limited to 12 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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