Scientific Research Methods in Real-World Experiments Push Science Into the Future
The study of Biological Sciences is always evolving and growing, thanks to skilled scientists and theorists. The advances being made in the lab have real effects on the world around us, in everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe and the medications we take to stay healthy. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Webster University will prepare you to pursue a career furthering these scientific advances and make meaningful impacts on the world.
Earn a Biological Sciences BS Tailored to You
As a Biological Sciences major at Webster, you’ll have the freedom to explore the
scientific topics that interest you most and align with your career goals. Whether
you’re interested in microbiology, pharmacy, physical therapy or veterinary sciences,
we’ll prepare you for your ideal career. The Biological Sciences program at Webster
offers four unique areas of emphasis:
- Health and Medicine
- Research and Technology
Specializing within your Biological Sciences major can make you a more impressive job and graduate school candidate as it proves that you have dedicated time and energy into mastering fundamental and advanced topics in a certain field.
Earn Your Doctor of Pharmacy Through Our Partnership with University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy
Options allow flexibility in achieving your educational goals, while reducing the time it takes to complete your Doctor of Pharmacy!
To be eligible for this BS in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP), students must:
- Fulfill the requirements for the first three years of the BS in Biological Sciences program with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
- Complete the Webster University requirements associated with the the Global Citizenship Program prior to entering University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy.
Webster University and University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis have created a program to accelerate the acceptance of Webster Biological Sciences students into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP.
The new pathway will allow Webster students in Biological Sciences to complete their Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree, while simultaneously starting the Doctor of Pharmacy, reducing the program time by one year and potentially saving students both time and money.
- At this time, UHSP will review and interview three Webster students per year.
- In order to be accepted, students must complete specific courses at Webster University that are prerequisites for UHSP’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.
- Students must also have a 2.7 GPA or higher.
- Students must complete an interview and submit a writing assignment for admission to UHSP.
*At the current time, the program is open only to undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus.
Under the new program, Webster students will have multiple options to take advantage of the pipeline to UHSP
- Students who are in their fourth year of Webster’s undergraduate Biological Sciences (BS) program or have already earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Webster can apply to UHSP and be considered for enhanced admission consideration.
- Students who are currently in their junior year at Webster University, have completed all general education requirements, and finished all the classes required for their Biological Sciences major, can apply for entrance into the new accelerated 3+4 path. After completing their junior year, they would start their senior year at UHSP and be able to transfer up to 30 credits from their first professional year in the Doctor of Pharmacy program back to Webster University to complete elective requirements of the bachelor's degree, while continuing their PharmD program.
BS Biological Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy 3+4 Program
Webster University offers a 3+4 program combining the BS Biological Sciences (90 hours) and the Doctor of Pharmacy (120 hours). Webster BS in Biological Sciences students who have successfully completed the required prerequisite courses and Global Citizenship Program requirements can apply to transition into the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy.
Students who are selected for the 3+4 program will petition to graduate at the end of their fourth year and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. The University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy will accept prerequisite coursework from Webster University. Webster will accept a reverse transfer of up to 30 credits from University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy to be applied to upper-level BS in Biological Sciences requirements. Webster will waive the residency requirement for students participating in the 3+4 program.
Please note, students must complete a minimum of 90 hours at the undergraduate level. For example, a student could take 100 hours to complete their prerequisite courses and Global Citizenship Program requirements. In that case, the student would count 20 graduate hours toward their undergraduate degree.
To be eligible for the 3+4 program, students must:
- Complete the requirements of the first three years of the BS in Biological Sciences program with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
- Complete all the Webster University requirements associated with the Global Citizenship Program prior to entering the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy.
- Check with the Webster University Financial Aid Office when considering this degree option and prior to applying to the program.
- Apply to University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy by Dec. 1 of the year prior to their anticipated fall semester start at UHSP.
NOTE: Due to the volume of applicants, entry into the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy is competitive. Consequently, it is possible an applicant will not be accepted into the 3+4 program even if they have met the requirements. However, this should not prevent a student from applying to UHSP following completion of their BS Biological Sciences degree.
Webster students who are interested in pursuing the BS in Biological Sciences and the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP should contact their academic advisor. Students will need to complete an Interest to Enroll and corresponding Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) release form .
The FERPA release authorizes Webster to share admissions, code of conduct and academic information concerning student enrollment and performance with UHSP. Both Webster and UHSP agree to use any information received under this section solely for the purposes of this agreement. Neither party shall further disclose such information, unless such disclosure is made consistent with FERPA. All information and correspondence pertaining to Webster students will be directed to UHSP's Office of Admissions at 314-446-8328 or email@example.com.
To Apply for the BS in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy 3+4 Program:
Current Webster students: Meet and speak with your academic advisor
Prospective students (incoming freshmen or transfer): Apply Here
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Choose Webster for Your Biological Sciences Degree
Collaborate With Professors and Peers
With small class sizes, you’ll have many chances to work closely alongside peers and faculty mentors during classes and independent research. Publish co-authored papers in peer-reviewed articles and present your work at conferences around the world to build your resume and make lasting professional connections.
Transfer Into Biological Sciences to Save Money
We are dedicated to making our undergraduate Biological Sciences degree as accessible as possible. That’s why we offer incoming transfer students the WATTS Scholarship, which can help qualified STEM-related majors with up to $10,000 of their tuition per academic year.
ain Practical Experience
As you earn your Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Webster, you’ll benefit from internship and research opportunities at organizations such as the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Saint Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Children’s Aquarium and the St. Louis Water Division.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Find out more about the overall Biological Sciences BS curriculum, electives, learning outcomes and more.
What Can You Do With a BS in Biological Sciences?
By the time you graduate with your Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Webster, you’ll have a strong set of skills and knowledge that can carry you into a prestigious graduate program or rewarding career in the field that most inspires you. Our Biological Sciences majors are readily accepted into graduate programs to study a diverse range of topics, including botany, medicine, pharmaceuticals, education, physical therapy and ecology. As a Biological Sciences major at Webster, you’ll be qualified to pursue exciting career roles such as:
- Research Technician
- Anesthesia Technologist
- Cardiothoracic Technician
- Laboratory Manager
Salaries for Biological Sciences Majors
The field of Biological Sciences is vast, with many career opportunities. Your salary will therefore greatly depend on your chosen career path. Generally speaking, Biological Scientists earn an average salary of $95,920 — according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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