Learn in the Field and Collaborate with Faculty on Research
A biology degree from St. Catherine University will prepare you for a career in the life sciences, with a foundation rooted in social justice, equality, and diversity. You will become an advocate for change in any biology-related space.
St. Catherine University is a Leader in Developing Women Scientists through Hands-on Learning and Opportunities
As a St. Catherine University biology major, you’ll benefit from opportunities for collaborative and self-directed learning, both in the classroom and in the field.
As leaders of innovative curricular practices, such as publishable course-embedded research, active learning approaches, and a focus on how science is changed by the inclusion of diverse scientists, St. Kate’s is changing the future of science.
Our teacher-student faculty model provides a broad array of collaborative research opportunities for our students. In addition, you will have the opportunity to present your findings at state, regional, and national scientific conferences.
In 2016, St. Catherine University, led by the biology department and BioClub, partnered with The Beez Kneez LLC to install two honey bee hives on an academic building’s green roof to enhance student learning.
Dual Degree Program
Applied Science in Biology
St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply a student's liberal arts education to our unique 3+ dual degree programs in three dual degree options: Master of Public Health in Global Health, Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies, or Doctor of Physical Therapy. The dual degree program allows students to complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing a graduate degree.
As an applied science in biology major, students will complete the biology pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program.
As an applied science in biology major, students will complete the biology sequence of courses and supporting work for the MAHS program.
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.