Saint Louis University

Department of Biology


Biology is a dynamic science aimed at gaining a better understanding of the processes of living organisms. Biology searches for answers to current problems and ways to avoid future dilemmas. Specialized fields of biology, such as botany, zoology, and molecular biology have made key contributions to the health and welfare of the world's population.

The Biology curriculum is enriched by interactions with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Zoo, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Through these resources, students have the opportunity to study biology beyond the limits of the classroom.

The Department of Biology owns and operates the Reis biological  field station for research and teaching, providing unique opportunities for students to explore ecology and conservation biology through hands-on experimentation. The field station offer students opportunities for summer course work or for undergraduate research throughout the year. Also, students may visit the station for field trips in undergraduate courses.

Students are encouraged to round out their educations by participating in co-curricular activities. Groups such as Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary society, and the Pre-Med Club are social and academic organizations that further students' interest in biology while exposing them to its relationship with other scientific disciplines.  Inquiries can be made send to (Tel. 314-977-3910).

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Mailing address:  3507 Laclede Avenue, Macelwane Hall, St. Louis, MO  63103-2010

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