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Students interested in building a strong foundation of biological concepts and learning about ethical issues in the field of biology have great opportunities for research and academic success at Webster University. Biology majors and minors are students who seek a broad exposure to the biological sciences, yet also want the flexibility to pursue a secondary course of study like education or business. Undergrads in the biology program also have the option to focus their degree with an area of emphasis.

Points of Distinction

Why Webster for Biology?

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  • 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 for students interested in understanding the variety of life forms on our planet and how humans fit into global ecosystems. This emphasis is focused on applying fundamental principles of biology to ecological issues.

Designed for students interested in data-based research careers in biological sciences, medicine, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and more. It is designed to provide a cross-disciplinary experiences in biology, data science, computer programming, and math, with the flexibility to allow the student to focus on their areas of interest and strengths.

Designed for students interested in science education. Those students pursuing a biology/education double major can take advantage of this emphasis to help satisfy some of the requirements for their certification in secondary education.

Features upper level courses that apply to health-related fields. Students can take advantage of this emphasis to help prepare for a career in health sciences.
Jessica Battle
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“I am a science student at Webster and ... although we have lecture halls, the community at Webster made it so that it feels like you’re in a small class.”

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Jessica Battle

WATTS Scholar and Biological Sciences, '20

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Internship Opportunities

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.

Alumni Success:

  • MS in Ecology program at Utah State
  • PhD in Immunology program at Indiana School of Medicine
  • UNLV Data Analyst
  • Physician’s Assistant program at SLU
  • Lab technician at Deibel Laboratories
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidate at Washington University School of Medicine

Minors in the Biological Sciences Department

Each of these three minors require 18 credit hours and are only offered at our St. Louis home campus. You can read more about each specific program requirements, learning outcomes, and how to apply from our undergraduate catalog.

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Marko Torres

BA in Biology

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