Biology is no longer one discipline. Nor is it divided between plants and animals as it was a century ago. The main divisions are now between the approaches taken to study life as well as the scope of the endeavor: everything from the interactions of photons and pigments in the organelles of microbes, to unraveling how genes play out in immune system function, to the international loss of species diversity, to the impending massive changes climate will unleash upon the biota of the planet. This major can be personally designed to meet your needs depending on your interests.
Graduates of the program have gone on to positions in the Northeast Audubon Center, UConn Medical Center, the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Miles Inc., Clean Harbors Inc., and Yale University. Graduate study is required for positions in most health fields, business, research, and environmental studies. Many prestigious graduate programs, including University of Colorado, Wesleyan University, Dartmouth, Yale, Brandeis, Northeastern, and the University of Connecticut have admitted University of Saint Joseph science graduates.
The student will:
- Develop a comprehensive strategy to investigate and research current topics in Biology
- Communicate scientific information effectively through writing and presentation skills
- Critique, develop and solve scientific problems using quantitative reasoning and integration of biological concepts
- Reinforce underlying biological themes in evolution, scale systems and structure/function relationships
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each Biology course and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in all required supporting courses for the major.
(30 credits in Biology courses). Due to the variability of course credits, a student may need more than 30 credits to satisfy all requirements.