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The College of St. Scholastica

At St. Scholastica, biology majors gain the fundamentals: you’ll study human biology, genetics and evolution; learn about the cellular, molecular and biochemical mechanisms that unify all living systems; and gain a new appreciation for the beauty and complexity of all living things.

But at the same time, you will also sharpen your comprehension skills. You’ll learn to ask better questions, and embrace the scientific method as you design and conduct your own experiments, guided at every turn by your professors.

As a program graduate, you’ll be poised and ready for a variety of possible future career paths. These could include anything from advanced studies to employment in the exciting fields of biological science or biotechnology. You’ll be prepared.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.



Research and Internships

The biology department maintains a strong commitment to undergraduate research and interested students may complete a laboratory-based research project under a faculty mentor’s guidance. In addition to on-campus opportunities, students in this program have obtained internships at several sites, including Hartley Nature Center, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Continent Ecology Lab. Students also may apply to participate in summer research programs at locations across the country sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Career Outlook

Students in this program have gone on to positions in both the public and private sectors, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Peace Corps, and various healthcare, biomedical and biotechnology facilities. Others have gone on to medical school or pursued graduate degrees in Public Health, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology and Immunology and Ecology.

Become a biology teacher by pairing this program with the middle/secondary education major.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.