With better information and scientific data available, the methods that scientists and theorists use to study biological sciences are evolving. At Webster University, biological sciences majors and minors engage in a rigorous, cross-disciplinary educational program in the physical and biological sciences designed to help them keep pace with that evolution. Coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers from science teaching or field studies to biotechnology to medicine. Students in the biological sciences program also have the option to focus their degree with an area of emphasis.
Why Webster for Biological Sciences?
- Small classes and labs: an ideal environment for learning, interaction and discovery.
- Full-time faculty: experts in a range of fields including genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, neurology, chemistry and physics.
- Facilities and equipment: supports a comprehensive range of subject matter, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cellular biology.
- Curriculum includes extensive laboratory experience: each student will develop proficiency in a wide range of lab techniques, as well as in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of scientific data.
Areas of Emphasis
Designed primarily for students pursuing a career path in:
- commercial, academic, or government research,
- high-demand technical and laboratory positions, or
- graduate studies in advanced biology fields and related areas such as biochemistry and biophysics.
“From even before my first day on campus, an enormous amount of support was provided to me from the faculty and staff.”
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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.
Graduates pursue careers in biotechnology, medicine, science-based research, various health professions, chemical and molecular disciplines, and advanced graduate studies.
- Analytical chemist at Monsanto
- Medical school at SIU
- Research associate at Benson Hill Biosystems
- Veterinary school at University of Missouri, Columbia
- Senior computational scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
- PhD Plant Biology program at Cornell University
Complement Your Degree with a Biological Sciences Minor
These undergraduate minor programs are offered by the College of Science and Health Department of Biological Sciences and are only available at the St. Louis main campus.
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