Gain Expertise in Science and Research for Rewarding Jobs in Major Industries
When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Webster University, you’ll gain a broad skill set that will help you build an impactful career in and outside the field of science that may translate to professional careers like environmental lawyer or researcher, or serve as the first step before entering medical school.
Achieve More With a Biology Degree From Webster
We’ve designed our BA in Biology program to integrate science and humanities courses to provide a well-rounded curriculum that gives you the freedom to explore your interests and tailor your degree to your career goals. Biology majors at Webster can choose between four areas of emphasis that include:
- Health Science
Additionally, as you earn your Biology bachelor’s degree, you’ll have plenty of exciting opportunities to gain experience through real-world internships at organizations such as the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Saint Louis Zoo and many more. Graduate with an impressive resume, a strong set of skills and knowledge in your topic of interest, and a foundation on which to build your career path.
Earn Dual Degrees in Biology and Nursing
To take advantage of Webster's 2+2 Program with Barnes-Jewish College, students must:
- Complete the requirements of the first two years of the BA in Biology program.
- Complete the Webster University requirements associated with the the Global Citizenship Program prior to entering Goldfarb School of Nursing.
- Check with the Webster University Financial Aid Office when considering this degree option and prior to applying to the program.
- Apply to Goldfarb School of Nursing.
Webster University and Goldfarb School of Nursing have partnered to provide a pathway for qualified Webster students to enter into Goldfarb’s BSN program .
Students selected for the 2+2 program will petition to graduate at the end of their fourth year and obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Goldfarb School of Nursing will accept prerequisite coursework from Webster University.
NOTE: Due to volume of applicants, entry into Goldfarb School of Nursing is competitive. Consequently, it is possible an applicant will not be accepted into the 2+2 program. However, this should not prevent a student from applying to Goldfarb School of Nursing following completion of their BA Biology degree.
At the current time, the program is open to undergraduate students at the Webster Groves campus.
Under the agreement, Webster students in the Bachelor of Arts in Biology program can transfer up to 54 hours of pre-nursing coursework into Goldfarb’s Bachelor of Nursing program. Classes that will be interchangeable include certain science classes, such as anatomy and physiology, microbiology and genetics, as well as core liberal arts courses, like ethics, intro to sociology, public speaking and algebra. When students complete the program, they will earn a dual biology/nursing bachelor’s degree.
To Apply for the BA in Biology and BS in Nursing 2+2 Program:
Current Webster students: Meet and speak with your academic advisor
Prospective students (incoming freshmen or transfer): Apply Here
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Learn From Experts
Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll enjoy one-on-one time with our highly esteemed faculty mentors. They bring with them years of experience in many scientific disciplines, including genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology, neurology, chemistry and physics.
Work in State-of-the-Art Labs and Classrooms
Biology majors immerse themselves in the world of science in our dedicated research labs, where they can perform independent research. Our cutting-edge facilities and resources support a comprehensive range of subjects, like genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cellular biology.
Receive Assistance Paying for Your Biology Degree
To help make our Bachelor of Arts in Biology as accessible as possible, we offer qualified transfer students the chance to apply for the WATTS Scholarship, which can pay up to $10,000 per academic year toward your education.
Customize Your Biology Degree Curriculum
In addition to choosing between our four areas of emphasis, you can also complement your Biology Bachelor’s degree with a Biological Sciences minor, which allows you to explore the topics that interest you most in more depth. These include:
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Find out more about the overall curriculum, electives and learning outcomes for BA in Biology degree at Webster.
What Can You Do with a BA in Biology?
Your career possibilities as a Biology major at Webster are vast. Whether you’re interested in health care, veterinary sciences, law, zoology, research or teaching, earning a Biology BA will set you up to excel in your dream career. Through internships and teaching assistantship opportunities, you’ll gain practical experience working alongside professionals — all while building a solid network of connections.
Many of our Biology bachelor’s students go on to graduate programs to study topics
such as data science, occupational therapy and bioinformatics. They are accepted at
some of the nation’s top colleges. Our Biology majors have found success in rewarding
- Data Scientist
- Lab Coordinator
- Senior Laboratory Technician
- Occupational Therapist
Salaries for Biology Majors
Because of the sheer number of careers our Biology degree will qualify you for, your salary greatly depends on your chosen career path. Generally speaking, professionals with a Biology degree earn an average salary of $65,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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