Majors, Minors, Certificates, & Pre-Professional Programs

The degrees offered in the biological sciences are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as scientists, educators, professionals, and global citizens. The department currently offers three baccalaureate programs with various emphases. We also offer individual courses satisfying the requirements for general education and special interest courses in environmental studies, education, and health science.


Biology (BA)

Biological Sciences (BS)

Exercise Science (BS)


General Science


Certification in Secondary Education

Pre-Professional Programs*

Our faculty are dedicated to preparing students with the advising and guidance needed to prepare the necessary skills and direction needed to provide a strong base on which to build their careers. Academic preparation and career advising are available for all students seeking to continue into one of these fields:

  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Veterinary

All students in a pre-professional program will complete a Bachelor's of Science in biology to provide a strong background in the advancement of modern science.

Webster University also offers a cooperative 3-2 program with the Washington University School of Medicine in Occupational Therapy (OT). This dual degree program enables students to complete a Biology (BA), Biological Sciences (BS), or a Psychology (BA) from Webster University and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) from Washington University within a five-year period.

Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

To take advantage of this cooperative 3-2 program, students need to:

  • Complete three years (98 credit hours) at Webster University and two years at Washington University.
  • Complete the Webster University general education program/global citizenship program and the requirements for their undergraduate major at Webster (Biology BA, Biology BS, or Psychology BA) prior to entering the Washington University program.
  • Apply to the Washington University School of Medicine Occupational Therapy Program. Most students apply in early fall of their junior year.

*Students interested in a pre-professional program should talk to their academic advisor.