Applied Science in Biology majors learning in the lab.
Applied Science in Biology

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Are you interested in earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy? With St. Kate’s applied science degree in biology, you will gain a complete understanding of the human anatomy and physiology, earning your bachelor’s degree while you simultaneously pursue a doctorate.

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Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Prepare for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy

St. Kate’s offers the opportunity to apply a liberal arts education in the field of physical therapy through a unique 3+3 dual-degree program in applied science in biology/doctor of physical therapy (DPT). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree while pursuing the DPT degree.

As an applied science in biology major, students will complete the biology pre-physical therapy sequence of courses and supporting work for the DPT program. This includes courses in biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, statistics and mathematics, while providing a special emphasis in biology.

This degree program provides students with ample hands-on learning experience in our unique, cooperative learning environment. You will learn alongside industry professionals as well as your fellow students to gain a well-rounded understanding of biology, biomechanics, and more.

Professor Cindy Norton in the lab

After completing the applied science in biology degree, students will be prepared to either pursue graduate study or enter the following industries:

  • government
  • education
  • medicine
  • dentistry