Bachelors Degree in Biology

University Campus

Science propels us to important discoveries. At Saint Leo University, you’ll develop a rigorous understanding of how the world works, and how to improve it—from the smallest level of microbe to the vast scale of tropical ecosystems and supernovas.

Why choose a bachelors in Biology at Saint Leo?

Work hand-in-hand with faculty and professional scientists. Study gene expression and blood vessel formation using state-of-the-art equipment. Investigate cell chemistry in newly renovated, industry-standard lab facilities. Explore conservation in the field—while kayaking and snorkeling in Florida’s mangrove forests and coral reefs, and trekking through the jungles of Peru, the Galapagos Islands and Belize.

B.S. Biology concentrations are available in: Ecology, Biomedical & Health Sciences, and General Biology.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Field Problems in Marine Biology
  • Molecular and Applied Genetics
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  • Mycology
  • Senior Seminar

Professional development opportunities

  • Internships: Shadow a physician or dentist, work alongside zookeepers, or contribute to cancer research. Our students have interned at the Department of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health Academy, Pittsburgh Zoo, Southwest Florida Water Management District and Moffitt Cancer Center.
  • Volunteer: Connect science with service. Raise money for cancer research, restore oyster reefs in Tampa Bay, and prevent over-harvesting of endangered plants in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Senior capstone class: Design, conduct and present research under faculty mentorship.
  • Conferences: Present at local, state and national events.
  • Co-curricular activities: Become a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Chemistry Club or Student Environmental Awareness.
  • Green spirituality: Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, Saint Leo University mobilizes around ecotheology to create an environmentally just and sustainable world.

What can you do with a bachelors in Biology?

Saint Leo B.S. Biology students find employment in government, industry, education and other health-related professions, and even pursue graduate study in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

  • Physician
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Occupational Therapist

Where are Saint Leo Biology grads now?

  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • University of Colorado
  • Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine
  • Purdue University Veterinary Program
  • University of Florida Veterinary Program
  • University of Saint Augustine Doctor of PT/OT programs
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • U.S. Army Veterinary Corps
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

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