Biology majors work in the lab

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

Do you feel a drive 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 program curriculum.

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

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Learn in the Field and Collaborate with Faculty on Research

As a St. Kate’s biology major, you’ll benefit from opportunities for collaborative and self-directed learning, both in the classroom and in the field.

Seminars are held throughout the semester and bring industry and business professionals — often alumnae — to our St. Paul, MN campus to discuss their careers and share their insights on using your biology 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.

Faculty Assistant Chris Palahniuk with a student
Careers in Biology

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:

  • biotech and bioscience companies
  • research and development labs
  • hospitals and clinics
  • environmental consulting firms
  • government agencies
  • education at middle or high schools

After earning a degree in biology 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.