“My research experience here has enriched my understanding of biology and was also a great way to discover opportunities that I may wish to pursue after graduating.”- Richard C.
Biology investigates the origin, structure and function of all life forms. From microscopic cells to enormous ecosystems, it is a vast and endlessly fascinating field.
At Saint Peter’s University your study begins with a series of courses that give you an introduction to the major branches of biology.
After that, we help you strategically choose elective courses to support your career goals.
Perhaps you’d like to work in medicine? Or environmental science? Or maybe the emerging field of cytotechnology? Or do you gravitate toward forensic science?
Whatever your interest you can choose electives and special research projects to provide the in-depth learning experience needed for your career, professional and graduate studies, and advanced research.
Due to the diverse interests of the faculty, individual opportunities for study and research are available in microbiology, physiology, developmental biology, invertebrate zoology, parasitology, genetics, molecular biology, plant biology and ecology.
The concentration in Forensic Science allows students to obtain a science-oriented degree that is supported by professional courses in forensic science and criminal justice within the context of a liberal arts education.
Heightened awareness of environmental issues has created a need for individuals with a strong scientific background in environmental science.
Health-Related Career Preparation
We offer pre-med and pre-dental programs and collaborative options for pre-physicians assistant, pre-pharmacy and pre-physical therapy.
All majors are assigned to a faculty mentor for academic advising. Dr. Katherine Wydner, our Health Careers Advisor, helps students plan for medical/dental school and other health-related careers.
A Collaborative Program
Our highly-selective B.A./M.D. program provides qualified undergraduates at Saint Peter's University with early acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine and an invaluable internship experience at Saint Peter's University Hospital.