Bachelor of Arts Biology
The study of biology won’t tell you the meaning of life. But it can help you understand a lot more about the wealth of plants, animals and humans that surround us each day. It will also prepare you for a rewarding career in any field that demands critical thinking and an inquisitive mind.
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All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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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.
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.
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, Russian and Spanish.
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