Do you want to explore biological science and the role it plays in addressing timely societal issues — locally and globally? St. Catherine University is a leader in developing women scientists through a research-based, integrated biology curriculum. A St. Kate's biology major, offered on our St. Paul campus, provides many opportunities for collaborative and self-directed learning, both in the classroom and in the field.
St. Kate’s focus on understanding core biological concepts, scientific inquiry and appreciation for the role of science in society will prepare you for a career as a scientist, researcher or teacher in a variety of settings, including:
After earning a degree in biology in St. Paul from St. Kate's, you will be well positioned to pursue professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy, or graduate studies in environmental science, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, plant and animal physiology, public health or forensic science.
A St. Kate’s biology major provides a solid academic foundation in core biological concepts and current laboratory techniques.
Seminars are held throughout the semester and bring industry and business professionals — often alumnae — to campus to discuss their careers and share their insights on using your degree.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects and present your findings at state, regional and national scientific conferences.
At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.
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The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
Our faculty are nationally recognized researchers, celebrated mentors and scientific leaders. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.
This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.