Saint Louis University

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate biology degree.

Saint Louis University Biology Program Overview 

Saint Louis University offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. You can further customize your degree by choosing from up to five tracks of study, including biological science; plant science; ecology, evolutionary and organismal biology; cell biology and physiology and molecular biology.

SLU biology students take their studies beyond the limits of the classroom, with experiences at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, as well as nearby Missouri Botanical Garden, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the Saint Louis Zoo.  

What You'll Learn in SLU's Biology Program

SLU's department of biology has a field station for research and teaching that provides unique opportunities for you to explore ecology and conservation biology through hands-on experiments and undergraduate research.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology choose from tracks in biological science, plant science or the ecology, evolutionary or organismal biology.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology have their choice of the above tracks, as well as the cell biology and physiology or molecular biology tracks of study.

What Can You Do With a Biology Degree from SLU?

Biology graduates from have attended major medical, dental, optometry, veterinary and graduate schools. Other graduates have gone directly on to positions at:
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Argonne Laboratory
  • Mallinckrodt
  • Monsanto
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Park Service
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  

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