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Biology, Bachelor of Science

Distinguished classes you can take at Saint Leo

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

Why choose our BS in Biology Degree?

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.

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

Professional development opportunities.


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.


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.


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.

Where Are Some of These Saint Leo Students 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
  • Pasco County Education System 
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Office of Admissions

Saint Leo University
33701 State Road 52
PO Box 6665, MC 2008
Saint Leo, FL 33574

Admissions Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Select Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Sundays